My daughter and I spent a wonderful winter’s day at the Columbus Zoo recently.
Having never been to the zoo in winter before, this was a new and wonderfully fun day.
There was no crowd which made for a wonderful date for father and daughter.
It was a great way to experience my daughter as the young woman she is and to see her in a new light: that of who she is becoming.
The winter landscape at the zoo gave off a sense of serenity and harmony.
While at the zoo a lovely snowstorm developed with large white flakes covering the grounds. Seeing the beaver reminded me of the story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
The other fun aspect of this trip was the fact there were so few at the zoo; it was as if we were on our own private safari.
The tiger cubs were one of our favorite discoveries. They seemed like playful little kittens.
Our visit to the aquarium was very mysterious, and what adventure would be complete without a little mystery.
Finally, danger; there has to be a little danger in every journey, and the gorillas provided a bit of that.
Although it was cold and snowy and there was ice, it was a wonderful time of fun and fellowship between father and daughter. A day I will not forget.