Last weekend, Kathy & I joined some friends at the Philadelphia Zoo for its Summer Ale Festival, which is exactly what it sounds like: A chance to visit the zoo, checking out all the cool animals with a beer in your hand.
Which is exactly what we did. We saw spider monkeys, fruit bats, voles, naked mole rats, lemurs, tigers, a bashful rhino (either that or he was reenacting the final moments of The Blair Witch Project) and a whole bunch of other creatures, while we contentedly sipped samples from the Yards, Triumph, River Horse, Sly Fox and Victory breweries, among others.
We had a great time, enjoying the scenery and the creatures in it, and even being treated to the sight of a 16-foot-long king cobra that had shed it's skin just a half-hour prior.
And afterward, we headed out to Monk's Cafe, where Sharon and I shared some amazingly delicious Thai curry mussels and we all had another beer. All in all, simply a great night.
There was only on thing it was missing -- one thing that no trip to the zoo should be without. So, without further ado, I present it here: