But we do have to be careful how much we buy, because we’ve got to carry it all back on the bus! Reverse all the previous instructions and we’re finally back at the Alpina, our A-frame home, ready to put the groceries away and fix some dinner!
Saturday is getting to be our outing day – and it’s been so much fun to spend a day with Cindy Downey! She’s still working on getting gifts for folks at home and wanted to get some things from the zoo gift shop and, besides, it had been a while since she’d been at this zoo, so she invited us to go too! Bioparque Temaikèn is in Escobar, a short drive from Pilar. We drove past quite a few gated communities (locally they’re called “countries” since they might have their own country club inside the walls too).
Once there, we could see from the cars in the huge parking lot and the line at the ticket counter that there would be many families enjoying this wonderful zoo! It’s quite large and very well-manicured, hosting many different animals and birds. We took our time, all day, and tried to see everything from the farm to the zebras and all the birds in the aviaries. There are over a dozen places to get something to eat, so we had empanadas, chips, and Cokes at a picnic table at about 2:30 p.m. And Cindy insisted (I’ll blame her!) on following that with some Munchie’s ice cream before we went on to more exhibits. We took lots of photos as you can see in the sidebar slideshow. If you want to see more, look here online, clicking English at the top of the webpage… http://www.temaiken.com.ar/en/sec_bioparque.php