Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I was tagged yesterday by the lovely Lisa from The Domestication of a Party Girl.
Here's a photo from my Photo Bucket account, sadly I have no real juicy story to tell regarding this photo. I don't remember a single thing about that day. I don't remember if we took the Long Island Rail Road and then hopped on the 2 train/subway to get there. Maybe my Dad drove?
I don't remember what Mom packed us for lunch or how I reacted to the many different animals.
I do know that this wasn't my only trip to the Bronx Zoo. Around the time this photo was taken, I believe I tagged along with my mom and her 4th grade class. Living only an hour outside of Manhattan, we hit The Bronx Zoo a few times. Funny, we never once visited the Statue of Liberty. Good thing because even as a kid I'd never make it up those steps!
Obviously that's me and my little bro. I'm guessing the time frame might be like Spring of 1982 which would make me, 10 and my brother, 6.
I am sporting my beloved soccer jacket--the letters read "VSSC" for Valley Stream Soccer Club. My brother is wearing a really ugly wool hat. I remember that hat well because I refused to wear it. I'm thinking a family member may have knitted it for us. As an adult, I still hate scarves, hats and gloves.
When I was a little kid I loved this song by Simon & Garfunkel. I always thought it was about The Bronx Zoo because in the late 1970s or early 1980s this song was used in commercials though I believe the song is actually about the Central Park Zoo.