Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Polar Bears are Awesome!

Remember how I go to the zoo all the time? And how for the longest time all I wanted was to see the polar bear swim? And then about three times in a row I would get there and the bears would be in the water and as soon as I got in the tunnel they would get out? And then how I FINALLY got to see the polar bears swim and it was incredibly, amazingly awesome because it was just me and my family in the tunnel with the bear? And then we went again and had a similar experience? Well now we are at three times in a row of the polar bear swimming.

I think the zoo thinks we are cool and the animals all know that they are supposed to be awesome when we come now. :)

We got to the polar bear exhibit and the bear was doing his thing, pacing around.

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After a little while Mike and the kids started walking on to the next thing but I was all "No! I'm not leaving yet! He's going to swim. I just KNOW it!"

But they were off and playing a little ways down the walk.

And I kept waiting and watching.

Bear thought about it...

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walked up to the edge...

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looked at the water...

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thought about it some more...

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looked right at me (I know it was me because I was the only one standing there)...

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And then he was in the water swimming around!!

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He swam for a minute and then went to the edge, shook off the water...

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and then he turned and gave me a smile. :)

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We're friends now. I want to go live with the polar bears.

There was a lot more swimming and playing from the polar bear and I stood there until he was done. My kids did come back to see it eventually and they were glad that I made them all wait a bit.

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I love the Pittsburgh Zoo and I love polar bears!!

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