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Christmas Gift in Action

January 8th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

For Christmas, I gave my son and his family an annual membership to the Sacramento Zoo and adjoining Fairytale Town. They are new to the area and their money is so tight, so I thought this would give them something free to do all year. Normally, a day pass to these two parks would cost them over $40 - but they will get in for free anytime they want to go.

They made their first trip today and I thought I would share a couple of the pics...

This is my grandaughter enjoying one of the feathered friends...

And this is my grandson petting a snake...oh my.

It sounds like they had a great first visit. The membership allows them to take two extra people anytime they go- so an added bonus is now family wants to visit because they can go to the zoo!!

I have been cooking this afternoon getting meals ready for the week ahead. Plus, this is my week to take dinner to the local homeless-teen shelter- so I have made soup, lemon chicken and have the chicken all cooked for the shelter meal. (This is a smaller shelter and I have to cook for only about 12 people)

The hub comes home on Thursday...pretty excited to see him- this was a four week stint and he will be home for two and then back in Alaska for another four.

13 Responses to “Christmas Gift in Action”

  1. CCraw Says:

    That's a great gift and those are some sweet looking kiddos!

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you CCraw- Im a pretty proud gramma! Big Grin

  3. Maismom Says:

    What a wonderful gift! I'm sure they will enjoy it throughout the year. Sacramento Zoo is a great place for family. My company had a company picnic there and kids sure enjoyed the visit.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice gift, especially for that age of children. Enjoy your time with hubby, too.

  5. Amber Says:

    Awe what a great gift, looks as though the kids had a blast. Thanks for sharing

  6. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Aww, that's a great gift! I really like that idea, especially since they have little ones and the little ones so often get such a kick out of the zoo. I think you did a great job on their gift and it's nice to see pictures of them enjoying it.

    I hope you have a great time with your husband! And kudos to you for helping with the shelter. I love that idea.

  7. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you all...My DIL said the kids are still talking about the animals tonight. I think they really loved it and I am looking forward to visiting them and joining them on a trip myself...although I am not so sure I will pet the snake. LOL

  8. Momma23 Says:

    If you don't mind me asking, what type of work does the hubby do in Alaska?

  9. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Momma23- he works on the equipment that builds the ice roads on the North Slope.

  10. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Enjoy your DH Smile
    The zoo looks really neat. Smile

  11. Merilu Says:

    Does your zoo membership allow for free or reduced admission to other zoos? The one we have allows us to visit many other zoos, most with no charge. We also usually get a percent off on gift store purchases. When we travel we frequently plan a zoo visit.

  12. Ima saver Says:

    The kids are soooo cute!

  13. Momma23 Says:

    I was asking because I recently got back in touch with an old friend who lives in Alaska and she was telling about slope work and the schedules the workers work. Sounds like a great job.

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