Yesterday, our family went to the Entebbe Zoo. It was a lot of fun...first to spend a day with just us and the kiddos and second, who can resist enjoying a zoo that doesn't park the animals in well built cages with high fences and lots of hiding spaces?
What they lack in fencing though, they made up for with signs...
The funniest moment was when a random camel came walking through the playground with no caretaker in sight.
Awww! Didn't know camels were so cute!
They also had a bounce house and a few coin rides set up and were charging 1000/= to go on your choice of ride. Our kids, of their own accord, went up and asked prices and were told that they could spend 1000/= on a short little coin ride, but in the bounce house they could, "stay until you are tired." The kids were thrilled to hear this, because for a Tuininga kid with lots of energy, that meant they would get their money's worth...they were clearly thinking, "that guy is crazy and he doesn't know what he just told us..." They played hard. And it only took one time for them to all lean against one side (hiding from a group of Ugandans trying to video tape them) to discover that the thing wasn't bolted to the ground. These kids make me smile.
After an hour or so, the camel caretaker finally showed up and saddled up the camel. The girls decided to spend their own money and take a camel ride. Lots of fun!