(Okay...so Blogger decided to publish my post before I wrote anything...sorry about that.)
(And then it published again in the middle of a sentence.?!?!?)
Who would have thought that visiting the zoo on St. Pat's Day would be so impossible?
I loaded up the girls for a day of fun at the zoo this morning. We left home around 10:00. It's a 15 minute drive from here. As we neared the exit, traffic started backing up. From the back seat, Cupcake pipes up to ask if all these people are going to the zoo.
"No, Hun. There must be a stalled car up ahead or something."
It turns out Cupcake was right. The cars were all trying to squeeze onto the exit at the zoo. We drove past to the following exit. As we try to maneuver through Forest Park, we make note of what seems like thousands of people dressed in green, carrying chairs and coolers. We see people in kilts and girls in Irish dance costumes.
Then we hit the real traffic snarl. By now, I'm sure that we will never get to park within 2 miles of the zoo.
Apparently, half of St. Louis is attending something?
We spent over an hour trying to get out of the park.
I called Daddy to ask him to find out what in the world we were stuck in.
It turns out that we unwittingly got caught up in the frenzy associated with the Ancient Order of Hibernians' Parade.
I had no idea.
I've been in St. Louis for 24 years.
You learn something new every day. :-)
Plan B: Take the girls to the mall, McDonalds, and a park.
It was a perfect day. :-)
The girls really got along well. :-)
I had fun taking pictures. :-)
They had fun posing. :-)
This one totally cracks me up...
Who would have thought we would see a green dog?
Who would have thought that such a disappointment would turn out to be so much fun?
Blessings to you,
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