This was the third attempt to go to the zoo. It all started at Rosebud's birthday, back in April. We planned on going, but that morning several people were feeling bad, so we just stayed home. Three months later, on my birthday, we tried going again. When we got there, we found out that it is closed on Mondays! So, we ended up hiking around on Cerro San Cristobal and it was a lot of fun.
Finally, on Milkmaid's birthday, we went. (Milkmaid is photoshopped in)
The first animal we saw was a rock. Or at least, it was, until it turned into a hippo.
For the past three days there have been military planes flying over the city of Santiago during the middle of the day: right around our lunch time.
It reminds me of the weeks after the World Trade Center attacks: military jets flying back and forth over Chattanooga to try to demonstrate ... something.
It actually became quite annoying -- especially the frequent sonic booms at close range -- and then finally went away altogether after there was a massive sonic boom over the city during "church hour" (between 11AM and noon on a Sunday).
The recent Chilean activity is nothing like that level of aggressiveness (no sonic booms or "maneuvers", just a one-time fly-over of a group of planes), but is still odd. Flying any plane over a crowded city seems questionable. Is the Chilean government and/or military trying to demonstrate something?