October 18, 2020

Como Zoo & Conservatory


Como Zoo & Conservatory
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for October 18, 2020

We had our first snow in Minnesota this week and the weather dipped down into the thirties.  We thought it would be a good time to start using the hot tub again even though it's never quite as fun when we don't have other people to join us.  Another great reason for this whole Covid stuff to be over.

To celebrate the first snow, I made a new video on TikTok:


I did get the chance to hang out with my buddy, Orlando Mazzolini, on Saturday morning.  We bumped into another buddy, Jimi Gilbertson, literally while standing in the street.  He was kind enough to pull over to chit chat and get a quick picture.  We gotta meet up like this more often.

Miss Sheri and I continued our mission to discover places we can visit safely on the weekend during a pandemic.  This week we went to Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota.  We had to secure tickets in advance and they only let in a very limited number.  We were able to walk through the whole place while encountering very few people and a bunch of really cool animals.

This guy seemed pretty sad that more people weren't stopping by to visit.  I tried to explain to him what was happening, but he just acted like he didn't understand.  Kind of sad.

We were hoping the zebras would come up to the fence to let us pet them, but they weren't having it.

As a matter of fact, they kept walking away from us every time we'd get near them.  Kind of stuck up I guess.

The lions looked in good spirits.  

I don't remember seeing the Arctic Foxes at Como Zoo before so maybe they're new.  They sure are cute.  I gotta get me one of these.

We asked the reindeer if he was excited for Christmas.  Totally gave us attitude that I wasn't expecting.  Time to call Santa.

Maybe it's time to get the sheep to pull Santa's sleigh.  They seemed to be much happier than the rest of them.

The Japanese Gardens were as beautiful as always.

I really love sitting and watching the waterfall.  Those Japanese people sure are lucky to have these in their gardens.

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