The largest city near my home is Aurora, Illinois.
If you asked the average Illinoisan what the second largest city in the state was, I doubt Aurora would be their first answer. But it is the right answer.
My wife and I have been trying to take advantage of some of Aurora’s finer points. Those are great Mexican food, the Paramount Theatre and Phillips Park.
Today we ventured out to Phillips Park and wandered about their little zoo. The zoo is tiny but it does have mountain lions, wolves, bald eagles and a excellent reptile house.
Our kids, especially Cameron and Caroline where mesmerized by a 8-foot-long burmese python.
The python was also mesmerized by Caroline who might just be lunch-size.
©2010 Scott Strazzante