Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PA Memories: The Erie Zoo by Linda Rondeau

A few months ago, I made the trip to Western Pennsylvania to teach at a writer’s conference held in an isolated community called Stoneboro.  Since we were on our way from Northern New York, we decided to stay overnight in Erie. What a wonderful surprise!

We were sorry we couldn’t enjoy more of the history and beautiful scenery, but we were able to take in the Erie Zoo.  We would have gratefully paid more, but the admittance for seniors was only $5.00, a discount from the already low price because we are members of the Jacksonville Zoo.

We liked the extraordinary care for the animals who were obviously content. I especially enjoyed getting so close to the lion. If it weren’t for the glass between us, I could have petted him or he could have eaten me. Glad I didn’t find out which.

If ever in Erie, I highly recommend you visit the zoo.

This fellow certainly embodies the spirit of content

Winner of the 2012 Selah Award for best first novel The Other Side of DarknessLINDA WOOD RONDEAU, writes stories of God’s mercies. Walk with her unforgettable characters as they journey paths not unlike our own. 

Linda’s best-selling Adirondack Romance, It Really is a Wonderful Life, is published by Lighthouse of the Carolinas and is available wherever books are sold.  Other releases are her devotional book, I Prayed for Patience God Gave Me Children, and Days of Vines and RosesJoy Comes to Dinsmore Street and A Christmas Prayer and Jolly Angel are her newest works with Helping Hands Press.

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After a long career in human services, Linda now resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

1 comment:

  1. Cool post! If I get the chance, this is one zoo I'd like to visit.