Thursday, March 5, 2009

More riding and a visit to the zoo

We started early this morning with me, Donna and Ralph hitting the trails before 9am. We were out for over 3 hours on a lot of new and different trails in Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua.

Ralph and Donna ready to rip

Donna on Pondy New. Matt on Old Chevy

Then it was home for lunch at a local cafe and off to visit the lions at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park.
Ben - the last time Donna and I saw him, two years ago, he was much smaller and we could pet him. Today we were not really tempted to try petting him.

Dan (my brother), Kat (Dan's wife) and Esme' (my niece) joined us at the park for lion feeding and a look at some local wildlife.

Mmmmmmmmmm babies taste good! (Esme' my niece)

A Wallaby - these are indigenous to Australia but they live in the wild in NZ after being introduced in the 1800's

Boris the Kune kune pig and a Pukeko
Now we are home for a quiet night in.


bears said...

MATT- Don't eat the baby!!!

Donna said...

Too late, she seems to always have something on her hands....matt says, 'tastes like cake'

Matt said...

Babies are quite fatty. I want to know from EC if they are paleo?

Jen's Gym and Potomac Crossfit said...

The MTB'ing looks awesome! I want some!