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10/04/2005 09:01:05 AM · #1
Anyone interested in a trip to the Denver zoo? What days are best for you.
10/04/2005 11:24:56 AM · #2
I'm fairly flexible with my time. Would prefer a week day since the kids would be in school and there would be fewer people at the zoo. Yea, I know I could bring the kids to the zoo but there would be whining and complaining...... mostly from me and I'd hate to make a lousy first impression. :-) I know most everyone else works those 9 to 5 week day jobs so that's not going to work for the majority. I'll just be flexible!
Debi
10/04/2005 11:34:30 AM · #3
I might be up to driving up. We home school, so I would have kids aged 10, 7 & 2, but they would not be a problem, mom would be there too to help educate them. Van
10/04/2005 12:37:50 PM · #4
October 12th is a zoo free day. I was planning on going in the afternoon after a shoot.
10/04/2005 12:52:13 PM · #5
We did one of the free days, 35 buses of kids were there too. Maybe not, unless we meet after 2 P.M. when the kids are off to home. Just some thoughts.
10/04/2005 12:54:21 PM · #6
Personally I'd rather go in the morning. The animals should be much more active. SO maybe not a free zoo day. I have a shoot the 11, 12 and 13th. Other than that I'm free (as of now).
10/04/2005 01:03:24 PM · #7
Now that it is finally supposed to cool down, animals will be active most of the day. So timeing may not matter as much. I'm fairly open most of October, and the kids are itching to get to go somewhere. So, maybe we need to set a date, for all interested folks. I'll see if Sammie and Jack want to join us from the valley too.
10/04/2005 01:03:25 PM · #8
Admission is only $9 since we are not in the summer. It is worth that to me to have a less crowded zoo. I agree that early morning has a lot more a nimal activity. I used to be waiting at the gate for the San Diego Zoo to open.

Any day is fine with me except the 9th.
10/04/2005 01:07:08 PM · #9
If there is enough interest, we might be able to get a group rate. I know home schoolers get a rate when the get a certain number, I'm thinking 12 or 15 minimum. So, it could be a family event, if folks don't mind having kids too.
10/04/2005 01:21:42 PM · #10
Originally posted by vtruan:

If there is enough interest, we might be able to get a group rate. I know home schoolers get a rate when the get a certain number, I'm thinking 12 or 15 minimum. So, it could be a family event, if folks don't mind having kids too.


Minimum of 10 people for a group. Admission changes from $9 to 7.75 for adults. //www.denverzoo.org/visit/visitor_info/group_discounts/group_discounts.htm

I don't mind having kids along, just not busloads full :-)

10/04/2005 01:48:11 PM · #11
It kind of looks like everyone agrees that a weekend day, meeting in the morning would be do able, so lets start there. What dates won't work for you?

Originally posted by MeThoS:

I have a shoot the 11, 12 and 13th. Other than that I'm free (as of now).


Am taking the kids out of town the 19 through the 23 for a surprise trip to CA.

I have a family membership so count me out of the head count for group entrance. I make my poor husband buy me one every year just so I can go take photos.
10/04/2005 01:50:40 PM · #12
FYI
Fall/Winter Times:
(Weather Permitting)

10:00 Tropical Discovery & Bird World open
10:15 African Penguin Feeding
10:30 Sea Lion Feeding
11:30 Elephant Demonstration
noon Red River Hog Feeding
12:15 Gorilla Feeding
2:00 Bird Bug Toss
Predator Ridge Keeper Talk
2:30 Sea Lion Feeding
3:00 Tiger Feeding
3:30 African Penguin Feeding
4:30 Tropical Discovery & Bird World close
10/04/2005 02:49:06 PM · #13
There's also ocean journey, well I guess it's named that anymore.
10/04/2005 04:09:31 PM · #14
Ok, I propose Sat. 15th as a starting point.
10/04/2005 04:32:59 PM · #15
Originally posted by donniev:

Ok, I propose Sat. 15th as a starting point.

I'm out, I'll be in NY that weekend.
10/05/2005 11:02:53 PM · #16
weekend of 15th or 22 for me
10/10/2005 02:34:08 PM · #17
The weekend of the 22nd works for me as well. Either Saturday or Sunday are fine. Hopefully the weather gets sunny again that weekend :)
10/10/2005 02:40:09 PM · #18
I might be up for it if it's the weekend of the 22nd.
10/10/2005 02:57:21 PM · #19
I'll be back for the 22nd.
10/10/2005 05:27:53 PM · #20
22 is ok for me also.
10/10/2005 06:00:38 PM · #21
I'm open on the 22nd. Cost is not a problem for me, I have zoo membership.
10/11/2005 12:49:36 PM · #22
22nd works for me as well. This would be my first dpc gtg.
10/11/2005 01:16:08 PM · #23
I'm out of town the 19 to the 23 but if the date works for everyone else don't wait around for me. I'll just wait for the next gtg.
Debi
10/12/2005 06:38:54 PM · #24
It looks like the 22nd works for most folks (sorry Debi :-( ). My suggestion is that we choose a time and place to meet so that if more ambitious ones want to arrive when the zoo opens they can and still meet up later. Of course if everybody wants to be there at zoo opening that would be fine, too. Anybody have restrictions on the time?

10/13/2005 03:14:47 PM · #25
At this time of year, their website says they are open "Oct. 1-March 31 - 10 am to 5 pm - Admission gates close at 4:00 pm". I'll plan on showing up at 10am. Maybe we can meet at the tiny expensive gift shop (with disposable cameras and film and such) immediately on your right as you walk past the ticket collectors? Or is there an easier spot than this? What should the actual meeting time be? 11 or 12 maybe?

This sounds fun, I'm excited :)
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