Saturday, May 31, 2014

Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo

Delia was up early this morning starting coffee for Stone which smelt like donuts (Duncan Donuts Chocolate Glazed Donut).  Even though I do not drink coffee, it made me for a moment consider trying it again, but decided against it.  We quickly dressed and made our way over to the Green Eggs Cafe.  With it's homey atmosphere, this place was amazing.  The service was friendly, food not only fantastic, but came in large portions, which was perfect seeing that I was starving.  You did not leave there hungry.  The only dilemma was deciding what you where going to order.  As you can see no one had a problem.
Belgium waffle with cinnamon apple and berry compote Green Eggs Cafe Philadelphia
Stone's Belgium Waffle with cinnamon apple and berry compote.

My usual, egg white omelet, biscuit and a bowl of fruit.

Their famous Red Velvet Pancakes, which are to die for.   This we shared.

Delia's Veggie Benedict

Breakfast food, Huevos Rancheros with eggs, cheese, avacodo, nacho's, mexican style breakfast
Michael's Huevos Rancheros
Full and content we left for the Philadelphia Zoo, which just happens to be Americas first Zoo.  Arriving on such a beautiful day, it was already packed.  Thanks to Michael and Delia who have a Zoo membership, we received some special perks.  No waiting in lines for tickets, to feeding the Lorikeets.  
Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo
Michael and Delia

Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo
Stone and I
We started by visiting Big Cat Falls.  These Cats are Michael, Delia and Stone's favorite of the animals.  The cats, while graceful, are very powerful and athletic.  New this year, they have the first-in-the-world animal trail system, called the Big Cat Crossing.  This was pretty cool.  You would be walking and above your head , you could see the Big Cats on the crossing. 
Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo

Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo
Big Cat Crossing
My favorite was the Primates, most importantly the Western Lowland Gorilla. These animals are  so human like.   As they looked at you, I would wonder what they are thinking.  Then again maybe I don't want to know.  

Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo
Coquerel's Sifake 

Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo
Western Lowland Gorilla
Time to feed the Lorikeets.  We are given nectar and go inside where the birds are waiting.  Quickly they gather around us knowing they are about to be feed.

Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo
Delia feeding the Lorikeets.

Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo
Michael feeding the Lorikeets.

Myself feeding the Lorikeets.
We visited numerous other exhibits before calling it a day at the zoo,  ending with Mini Melts Ice-cream.



Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo


Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo

Duh, it says WET PAINT!!!!! That's me:)




Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo



Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo


Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo

Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo
Pig Nose Turtle

Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo
Aldabra Tortoise

Michael and Delia enjoying Mini Melts Ice-Cream

Mini Melts Ice-Cream
Final stop, balloon ride, from here we could see all of downtown Philly….
Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo
Balloon Ride

Green Eggs Cafe and the Philadelphia Zoo
View of downtown Philadelphia.
What is your favorite animal at the zoo?