As much as I like to travel, Dorothy’s old saying “there’s no place like home” rings so true for me. A scant 25 miles from my home is the St. Louis Zoo, voted best in the nation in 2017. It is a wonderful place to spend a day and although admission is free, the parking in the zoo lot is somewhat steep, but still well worth it. It definitely takes a whole day to see all there is to see at the park including the walk-through bird cage which is a remnant from the 1904 World’s Fair.
In 2012, the zoo opened “Sea Lion Sound” which includes a walk-through glass tunnel where visitors can get up close and personal with sea lions. It is an amazing site to see the sun shining through the crystal blue waters overhead and watch the the lions dart to and fro. The lions have become accustomed to the visitors and often come right up to the glass and up to the visitor.
So my wanderlust on this beautiful Sunday morning included my grandson’s first visit to the zoo. He didn’t really know what was happening but he was definitely captivated by the sea lions.