Thursday, January 29, 2009

Not So Recently Read

While I have a moment, I thought I should catch up on the sidebar book. We Bought a Zoo is a great story. It had a bit of everything from family life, tragedy, humor, conservationism, education, and strategic planning. The Dartmoor Zoological Park is located in southwestern England. If you have a chance, go have a visit for me, dickiebo and B. (Yes, I realize it is a bit of a haul around to get there.) Anyway, the only down side I found was that it left me wanting to know more. And more was not something the website provided. I wanted more family stories. After all, the title says WE. While indeed it was a family purchase and project, I didn't feel that I really met them all. I didn't get to know them as well as I wanted. Good book, nonetheless.

5 comments:

dickiebo said...

We used to visit many National Trust Parks when I worked but now...........'fraid not! (Saving up for a roof!!) lol.

deb said...

Don't you just hate when necessities get in the way of fun?

dickiebo said...

Story of my life! (Not!!!)

Sage said...

SOH and I are hoping to visit it at Easter as we are camping at Princetown so not too far away from it..

deb said...

Seems like it should be a very nice spot. I'm very curious as to how it compares to our more modern zoos. We have some (Busch Gardens, Tampa FL) that are very open feeling, safari-ish, and others that, while still abolishing the caged in look of old, are much smaller and intimate (Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa FL).