Saturday, August 14, 1999

A Day at the Zoo (also, our first trip to the zoo together!)

The first thing one sees when entering the zoo is the flamingo habitat:

There's a rhino not too far past that; as you can see he likes to keep a distance from my camera:

Not only was the zebra camera shy, I think he was trying to moon me:

The elephant was the most camera shy of all:

The lion didn't mind being photographed:

While we were watching her, the lion got thirsty:

The baby gorilla didn't mind having his picture taken:

Willy B. was largely apathetic:

Yes, he's the hairy blob in the middle. You could almost hear the snores.

He did sit up for a while, though:

I like my car, but I really wish I could get around by riding a gorilla:

Here's Anna taking the gorilla for a test drive. I don't think she liked the idea as much as I did:

At one point as we were walking along the path, a peacock jumped out and tried to steal my wallet:

This guy wouldn't tell me how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Charms Tootsie Pop:

Komodo dragons are really cool, though this one barely moved while we were there:

The otters seemed to be having a really good time playing in the water:

Of all the wild, vicious animals I saw that day, these are my favorites:

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These are all pictures I took with my (then) brand-new digital camera (a novelty in 1999; for once in my life, I was on the vanguard) on the first official, called-as-such date that Anna and I went on (though I still consider our dinner at Marco Polo a few days earlier our first date; she may not have realized that's what it was, but I did.). I don't know when I added this post to my AOL Web site or to Planet Burdett, but I put it on the family blog version of Planet Burdett on November 20, 2017 -- the same day Anna is getting ready to fly to Minnesota to visit her family for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, August 12, 1999

Pictures Taken With Chris's New Camera

Here are some more pictures I took with my new digital camera:

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I posted this to whatever Web site I had back in 1999, and added it to Planet Burdett on November 17, 2017. These are all pictures I took in the first couple of days I had my first digital camera, a Kodak DC210. I believe this was the day after my first date with Anna!