Monday, March 14, 2011

Time in Tyler

Today we celebrated the first weekday of Spring Break by driving to Tyler, Texas to visit Kara.    We started the day together at Caldwell Zoo.  It was a cold morning, but we braved the temperatures in order to beat the crowds.  Naturally, we were at the front of the line to get into the zoo!

This truck was in the children's play area.  They loaded in like a bunch of hillbillies.

It seems that we always find an unusual animal at the zoo.  This penguin was molting.

I can't remember if this was an anaconda or a boa.  Either way, I am glad we were separated by a layer of glass.
Cheetahs resting.

People resting.

After the zoo, Kara directed us to Jucys for hamburgers.  We learned that the junior burger is plenty of burger for one person.  While you are waiting for your food to cook, try the complimentary beans.  They were very good.  For those familiar with hometown's very own CB's, the hamburger meat was comparable, but the buns were not nearly as greasy.  While we were there we spied another Jucys patron that was eating a large bowl of bacon cheese fries.  Perhaps those will have to be ordered if we make a return trip.  No one in our group was disappointed with their meal. 

I am not sure why my burger was upside-down for this picture.

How do you finish a trip to Tyler?  After a quick trip to the mall to walk off some of our lunch, we had to make one last stop at Andy's Frozen Custard.  We have never ordered anything that disappointed us.  Today's treats were a thin mint concrete (thin mint cookies mixed into vanilla frozen custard) and a concrete almonds concrete (almonds and coconut mixed into vanilla frozen custard).

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