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Otto the (plush) otter got to do #RideCincinnati, too. He wore his helmet, to follow the rules and protect his head. #wp   Leave a comment

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Posted 2015-06-14 by Mr. Guilt in Uncategorized

Family Finish! #RideCincinnati #selfie #wp   Leave a comment

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32.21 miles #RideCincinnati #wp   Leave a comment

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Waiting at the Start #RideCincinnati #wp   Leave a comment

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The Habby-Rōl is ready. Am I? #RideCincinnati #wp   Leave a comment

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First Bike Commute of 2015   Leave a comment

Posted 2015-04-13 by Mr. Guilt in Uncategorized

Start of #P4P #wp   Leave a comment

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22.07 Miles: Oxford isn’t the same without the Water Tower #iwbmattkyt #wp   Leave a comment

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Posted 2015-03-15 by Mr. Guilt in Uncategorized

A Second Visit to the Chattanooga Zoo   Leave a comment

Winter Break came after merely a month of winter-ish weather, but we were ready for a break. Driving south sounded like a good idea, so that’s what we did. As is our tradition, we mixed driving with lots of fun stops, putting reciprocal agreements with many great Cincinnati facilities to good use. The first stop was a second visit to the Chattanooga Zoo.

I like the Chattanooga Zoo because, even though it is small, it is comfortable in its skin. It tries to make great presentations of its collection, while ensuring the animals are well cared for. It’s also the birthplace of Renji, the female snow leopard at the Cincinnati Zoo. Czar, her dad, was out on the day we were there.
Czar on Alert!

My daughter is a huge fan of red pandas.
Red Panda Banner

They were spending the afternoon in one of the interior enclosures. They have access to one outside; they just wanted to be in.
Bamboo Snack

They coyotes opted to be outside.
Coyotes

There was also a beautiful pair of cougars out. We loved watching them.
Mountain Lions on the Rock

One thing I like is that some of the older enclosures remain to show how zoos used to be. A cage for a big cat, really too small for such an animal, is more appropriate for a bobcat.
Bobcat Watches...

We must have missed the desert exhibit the first time we visited. We missed several animals, including a road runner, a favorite of my wife’s.
Alert Road Runner

It shared an enclosure with a rock hyrax. Something I learned on Winter break: rock hyraxes are closely related to manatees and elephants. You’d never guess looking at these three critters.
Hyrax

There were fennec foxes there.
Fennec Pair

Some just wanted to relax.
Snoozing Fennec Fox

One was being extremely talkative. I’d never heard a fennec fox vocalize before. There was a keeper, who explained she wanted a bit of attention, and was never shy about making that known.
Fennec Pettins

It was close to closing time–you could forgive the sand cat for being tired…
YAWN!

…having a quick bath…
Quick Wash of the Paw

…and calling it a day.
Sand Cat Nap

We were able to get a good view of the jaguars.
Stalking Jaguar 2

OH HAI!
Jaguar Grin

We stopped for only a couple hours, but we really enjoyed our time at the Chattanooga Zoo.

103 miles, 18.1 mph average. DONE! #HopeRide #wp   Leave a comment

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Posted 2014-09-20 by Mr. Guilt in Uncategorized

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