Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding cities have some amazing hot spots, tourist traps, festivals, sights and night life. Max and Cinta have no interest in reiterating any of that nonsense!
Visit the city's side streets, forgotten histories, ghosts, and mysteries. Follow the rumors and little known facts about this vast desert city and the outlying towns that are growing up around it.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Prowl and Play with Moon at Phoenix Zoo
It is an extra adventure week! Max and I spent Saturday
evening at the Phoenix Zoo’s Prowl and Play event. The original intent was to
visit our favorite mermaid, Moon (www.amermaiddream.com).
We enjoyed so much more!
The Phoenix Zoo was Moon Mermaid’s last appearance in the
Arizona desert before swimming to far off waters. As she rested in her cozy
mermaid lagoon, zoo patrons were invited to take pictures with Moon, some even
took away some gifts of mermaid treasures. Max, of course, had to have a
The Prowl and Play was also our first meeting with Moon’s
new pirate ally, Black Haven, who was very friendly for a pirate, though that
might be because Moon introduced us as fellow rogues of the sea from The DREADFleet. Max and I were also happy to see little Orion helping out and staying as
out of trouble as a young pirate can.
Continuing on through the zoo and allowing Moon to visit
with an endless line of awe struck children and inspired grown-ups, Max and I
discovered the many other exciting entertainments at the Prowl and Play. We
paused for a time at the drum circle, listened to some karaoke, and enjoyed the
very different look of the Phoenix Zoo at night. Very few of the animals were
out, but we did watch the always adorable otters for a while.
Of course, what is a visit to the zoo without a quick stop
to the gift shop to check out the interesting animal themed items. We found
some very interesting things this time around. For the aspiring writer or
artist in your life, whose skills might not be quite up to snuff just yet, how
about the gift of a notebook made from PooPooPaper. Yes, that is indeed paper
made from a variety of animal feces. No joke. Well, at least nothing can make
it any crappier. Max was disturbed by both the wide-eyed animal plushies and
the giraffe hats. I did convince him to let me take a giraffe hat home though
by pointing out the very stealthy attributes.
We closed the night with a final visit with Moon and her
pirates to wish her well on her next journey. Moon we will miss you, but will
certainly visit you at the next Prowl and Play on July 14th.
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