Monday, August 24, 2015

A Goonie Zoo-vie

For the last several years, my mom has bought us a zoo membership for Christmas. Yeah...pretty much the best Christmas present ever. It is well-used every year.

This month marks Member Appreciation Month at the Albuquerque BioPark, and thus the Zoo hosted their first annual ZOO-vie. They opened the zoo in the evening after regular business hours and showed a movie on their big inflatable screen. Because, you know, every zoo should have a giant inflatable movie screen.

The event actually started with a treasure hunt around the zoo.

We ran into our friends Holly and Gabe Turner. The kids had fun running around with Gabe and I had fun visiting with Holly. Heather and Brandon came with us, but they wandered the zoo on their own and we just ran into them occasionally in our wandering.

The movie finally started once it got dark around 8:00.

We watched the Goonies. Chris and I had each only seen it once, and interestingly, that one time was together when we were in Alaska 13 years ago.

The kids didn't really care for the movie, but it was a fun adventure anyway. Simon was way too tired the whole time, but stayed awake until the bitter end. He seriously crashed about two minutes before the credits rolled.

Overall, a fun family night.

1 comment:

Tannie Datwyler said...

THAT is amazingly fun! Your zoo sounds fabulous. I love Goonies... at least I did when I was a kid. Saw it dozens of times.