Lunch Date at the Zoo!

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What a wonderful place the local Zoo is! Here in Fresno, they have the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, filled with more animals than you would expect and a newly added sea lion exhibit. I had not been to the zoo in years and figured it would be great to visit all those lovely animals on the first of the year. There are so many reasons to visit your local zoo, such as supporting your community, learning about animals, getting exercise in an exciting environment, and of course experiencing the petting zoo! Take a look at some of the beautiful animals I encountered during the visit. I am sure that you will want to go soon after viewing them!!! ROAR!

I got to feed a giraffe! Very exciting and very slobbery! Loved it!!!

I got to feed a giraffe! Very exciting and very slobbery! Loved it!!!

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Just woke up from a nap.

This guy had the longest hair I had ever seen, which is probably why his lady friends was grooming him the entire time.

This guy had the longest hair I had ever seen, which is probably why his lady friends was grooming him the entire time.

He was definitely the trouble maker.

He was definitely the trouble maker.

I LOVE flamingos. They remind me of ballerinas.

I LOVE flamingos. They remind me of ballerinas.

Well hello cutie!

Well hello cutie!

Stunning!

Stunning!

Look at those eyes!

Look at those eyes!

Nature always amazes me!

Nature always amazes me!

Ahhhhh yeah...

Ahhhhh yeah…

So, we fell in love with this little guy and were trying to figure out how we could take him home.

So, we fell in love with this little guy and were trying to figure out how we could take him home.

The pelican. My favorite animal.

The pelican. My favorite animal.

I think this snake ate a glow stick.

I think this snake ate a glow stick.

So poisonous yet so adorable.

So poisonous yet so adorable.

She woke up VERY hungry.

She woke up VERY hungry.

Sooooooo relaxing....

Sooooooo relaxing….

How can you NOT smile when you look at this!?!

How can you NOT smile when you look at this!?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things to do Thursday: Cheap dates

Is your wallet lacking cash? Or are you just trying to save up some money but you still want to have a fun time out with that special person in your life? You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a great time. There are plenty of things to do around town for about $20 or less per person. Here are a few examples:

United Artist Theater Clovis: Missed a movie that you wanted to see that was recently in theaters? Well it’s most likely now playing at UA Clovis theater. And for only $3.00. They may not have stadium seating but at least you’ll be able to afford some popcorn and sodas without draining your entire bank account!

Cal Skate Clovis: Not only is roller skating fun, but it’s a great work out for those legs! And it’ll make you feel like you’re back in junior high again! They also offer a discount for those who pay in cash. With the cash discount you’ll pay $9.00 per person. You can save even more money if you bring in your own skates.

Gateway Ice Center: Ice skating is a blast! But make sure to dress warm. (even if going in the middle of June) Admission is $7.00 plus an additional $4.00 for the skate rental.

Metal Mark: A day pass at this rock climbing gym will cost you only $15 and offer a “full package” of equipment rental if you don’t have any for only $6. They also offer fitness classes and monthly passes.

Woodward Park: Pack up a healthy lunch into a basket and grab a blanket. Enjoy the day outdoors and have a nice relaxing picnic date.

Engelmann Winery: Check out last week’s “Things to do Thursday” post.

Drive In Theater: I haven’t been to a drive in theater since a kid but I think it would be a great way to spend a date night. Unfortunately all the theaters in Fresno have shut down but a quick 30 minute drive will get you to the Madera drive in theater.

Bowling: Check out this past post: Things to do Thursday: Bowlerama

Mini Golf: Check out this past post: Things to do Thursday: Mini Golf

Or just stay in with a bottle of wine and a few different board games.

Still need more ideas? Check out these 50 cheap date ideas from Marie Claire.
And leave any other ideas you have in our comments section.