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Phoenix Zoo, AZ
mini location map2016-11-18
15 by photographer avatarAZLumberjack
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Phoenix Zoo, AZ 
Phoenix Zoo, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 18 2016
AZLumberjack
Hiking2.00 Miles
Hiking2.00 Miles   2 Hrs      1.00 mph
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ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo


Well, I got talked into going to the Phoenix Zoo to witness the Holiday Traditional ZooLights display. I brought my camera and tripod along thinking that it would be a waste of time, but, as it turns out, it was a good idea. My daughter had tickets from her work so it was a freeby and it's hard to turn that down. The 5 and 3 year old grand kids were along so I was thinking that this would be a quick evening, but they outlasted me :lol:

We arrived at 6:00 PM as it was just getting dark and ventured inside the grounds to one awesome seasonal light display. I was duly impressed at the amount of energy that must have been expended to get the lights so far up into the treetops. It was quite crowded so taking pictures was a trick until I realized that a five to eight second exposure ment that people could walk right in front of the camera and only left a faint blur once passed :D

All the refreshment stands were open for snacks and even a cold brew (for $7.50 :o ) but lots of kids and strollers to navigate along the walking paths so the tripod was a necessary pain to carry. At the lake, the light displays were synced to the playing of tunes by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra which added to the experience. Overall it was a fun evening if you like it crowded, but I missed the solidarity of hiking in the Superstitions.
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