For a bit of fun on the Fourth, Tina, Nicole and I visited the Reptile Zoo in Monroe. I didn't get great photos as I didn't want to use the flash, so here are a few so-so pics:
Florida Softshell Turtle
Morelet's Crocodile giving me the evil eye
Rocko the Cuban Rock Iguana
Barnabus the alligator
I tried to sketch a tortoise, but it kept moving its head and I gave up. So then I had an idea--instead of drawing individual animals as I'd done on two previous visits, why not try giving an overview of the place?
I found a handy seat near Barnabus and spent a happy hour drawing his enclosure and the surrounding exhibits. This is maybe one-fourth of the total zoo space.
Afterwards we ate lunch at Thai on Main Street--if you ever find yourself in Monroe, go there--it was absolutely amazing food. I even ate the side salad, it was that good!