The Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia puts up a ton of lights for the Christmas season. They boot everybody at five o’clock and then reopen the gates at 6 with a separate admission charge. Donna and I did this several years ago and have meaning to go back, but never make it. Tonight our neighbors invited us to join them on a trip to there, we agreed. Jim, Ann, daughter Ellen and the kids from across the street, Zack and Tanner piled into their big truck while Donna and I followed in the Miata dinghy. As a bonus, daddy Jim paid our way in and even picked up the dinner tab at the Cracker Barrel afterwards. Thanks, we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
And now for something completely different — New Voyages. Independently produced episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series with new actors playing the old familiar characters. If you are a Trekkie or Trekker, check it out. After you get over the fact that the new Captain Kirk looks more like an Elvis impersonator than William Shatner, it is not bad TV.
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