We spent last weekend in the desert visiting the MR’s parents, and MeeMee had a list full of fun things to do. So if you ever get to the bottom-most point of Nevada, here’s a few ways you might want to spend your time.
On Saturday, we headed to the Roos-N-More Zoo in Moapa Town, Nevada. This small zoo offers an incredible hands-on experience. Unfortunately, the zoo’s popularity has created a problem. They are currently closed until they’ve put in place the proper septic system to handle the large crowds of visitors this unique adventure has generated. At the last minute, a local roadside bar-and-grill allowed them to bring some animals to their parking lot. For a suggested donation of $5 a piece, crowds of visitors were able to get up close and personal with a few of their many animals.
It’s amazing to get so close to these creatures that are usually behind glass. I petted a camel and a kangaroo, held hands with a lemur, and saw one of largest rodents in the world–I didn’t want to touch him.
The lemur decided to hang out with MeeMee for quite a while, which was fine until the handler mentioned he’d just eaten lunch.
Baby Girl had no problem petting a boa constrictor.
I loved the smiles of joy and wonder reflected in the faces all around me.
While Roos N More works to comply with local legislation, they are available for their Zoo to You parties and are accepting donations online. You can check it all out here.
Since our day at the zoo turned into a magical morning in a parking lot, we had some time on our hands. So MeeMee and Papa took us out to the desert community of Kayenta, Utah.
Some of their copper art and jewelry are on display at a few of the many galleries situated amongst the homes nestled in the hillsides. It’s truly a wondrous place.
I was captivated by the wind spinners. Maybe a row of them would keep the deer away from the orchard? The MR’s folks gave us a giant bell for Christmas; I believe the whole valley will be able to hear it ring. They’ll bring it up this summer–it wouldn’t fit in our carry-on. They have several bells at Kayenta hung in intricate housings.
Hey MR, are you getting any ideas?
Now might be a good time to take up welding or metal work.
We rounded out the weekend with a hike on the outskirts of town.
Not a bad way to spend a few days in the desert, but it’s always nice to be home.
How was your weekend? Spending time away?