Sunday, November 11, 2007

Montgomery Alabama, Sorry CLOSED

We decided to spend three days in Montgomery so we could tour the Capitol Building and a few other places downtown, we got down to the visitors center and found a nice shade covered free parking spot. They have a tourist bus that runs all around the downtown area and you can ride it all day for just a dollar, the bus was just getting ready to pull out so we grabbed our tickets and jumped on. There wee only a few people on the bus and traffic was very light, our first stop as the State Capitol Building, only after walking around it and finding all the doors locked did it dawn on us that it was Columbus Day and everything was closed. But what can you expect from a state that puts a three-foot fishing lure in front of its capitol. Also one of the museums we wanted to go to was closed for the summer for renovation

So after a mile walk back to the car and ten minutes of Cathy chewing the visitor centers information girl a new one, we drove out to the Zoo to try and save the day. Their zoo is very old but set up real nice and was spotlessly clean. It was pushing 90 degrees and just about everything in the zoo was trying to find some shade and sleep, as you can see from the pictures.

We did see something that we’ve never seen before and learned something new, the new sighting was an Indian Star Turtle; this had one of the prettiest shells I’ve ever seen. We thought that we were looking at a Black Panther and found out that there is no such thing as a Black Panther, but there is a Black Jaguar. Apparently they just discovered that they are really Jaguars with a different coloring gene, just like house cats.

Then there was the white tiger that was just minding his on business until I started messing with him, take a look at the pictures and you’ll see what I mean. We had a little bit of a stare down but he won.

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