After the canopy tour Connor and I both felt like pizza and we asked Dad and Nan if they wanted to join us for dinner. We went past Casa Rossi but they had a private function so our next stop was at Torino's. They had live music and unfortunately the smoking section was opened into the rest of the restaurant ... horrific!!!! I detest smoking and to have to eat with that stench wafting all around us was unpleasant to say the least and the live music was much too loud for such a small venue. I would have loved to complain about the food and service ... however they were both great.
|Byron enjoying his first Dom Pedro.|
|Connor and Byron enjoying a Dom Pedro|
|My hunny and Mom|
On our way home from the Canopy Tour we drove past the Johannesburg Zoo and Connor said "I'd like to go there again" and Byron said "Kayla keeps saying she wants to go to the Zoo" so my mind went into planning mode ... On Sunday morning I asked Byron to check with Kayla if her parents could drop her off at our house. Mom asked if she could go to the casino and after dropping her off I messaged Wendy and asked if her and the boys wanted to join us at The Zoo (they were a bit shocked that Connor wanted to go to the Zoo for his 19th birthday!) and an hour later we were all at Cafe Fino at Johannesburg Zoo having lunch. After lunch the kids went off to walk around The Zoo while "the grown ups" enjoyed another leisurely latte and then did a mini walk-about.
Here are some photos to share ...
|I love strelitzia's ... They are a flowers answer to a peacock.|
We were hysterical at this monkey ... his hand between his legs was pulling his willy and he was not bothered that we were staring at him.
|Liam Jarod Connor & Byron|
|My beautiful boy|
|As Connor gets older his relationship with Wendy gets better|
|Lovebirds at the Zoo ... Kayla & Byron|
|Cutie pie ... Liam Loubser|
|Mr Muscles a.k.a. Jarod|
Liam calls Connor "Condor" so of course I had to take a photo of this because I couldn't get a good shot of the bird...
|The Common Old Garden Variety kitty!!!|
|and then he appeared ... looked like he could be injured.|
|Eeeeeek ... This guy was hanging around outside!!!|
|I just love the look of these stairs.|
|These guys were just hanging around.|
|I actually heard this Laughing Kookaburra laugh|
|This gentleman is a volunteer who helps with the gorgeous owls|
|Chocolate face ... after eating mini doughnuts|
|At the Zoo ... this = LOVE for me!!!|
After the Zoo we popped past Wendy for a cuppa coffee and the guys came home with us and after a "create your own breadroll dinner" they got a mattress out and braved the cold on the patio and played playstation games.
All in all a wonderful day for all.