It’s Genetic

For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to have had the pleasure of meeting my dad, Tom, here is a little dose of his craziness. And another example of why I love him.

My uncle is getting married in Pocatello, Idaho, in June. (By the way, I’ve decided I’m going to start calling Pocatello “The Poke.” We’ll see if it catches on.) I have been looking at plane tickets to The Poke, and it turns out it’s much cheaper to fly to Idaho Falls, which is conveniently located between Missoula and The Poke. Thus, my dad can pick me up at the Idaho Falls airport on his way. Here is the email conversation we had about it today:
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From: Mego
To: Dad
Should I fly in on Wednesday night or Thursday morning?
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From: Dad
To: Mego
Wednesday night. Why not?
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From: Mego
Okay, how about this itinerary (attached)?
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From: Dad
Might not be worth it if you get in so late — probably get us into Poco at midnight. Might as well come Thursday.
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From: Dad
Actually, either one would be fine. If we get in late, we could get up early and go to the zoo. Everybody’s talking about it.
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From: Mego
Okay, I’m holding the Wednesday night reservation. I’ll book it tonight.
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From: Dad
Most excellent.
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From: Dad
Tautphaus Park Zoo
2725 Carnival Way, Idaho Falls; 208/528-5552

Lovely landscaping and a small yet varied collection of animals make Tautphaus Park Zoo a pleasant place to spend an hour or two. Highlights include kangaroos in an excellent Australian habitat, otters, penguins, and a duck pond where kids (and adults) can feed the assembled flocks. The zoo is located in one of Idaho Falls’ largest parks, and a small amusement park nearby is open in the warmer months.
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From: Dad
* The Idaho Gateway Chorus, a barbershop singing group, is based in Pocatello.
* The Pocatello zoo features only native Idaho species and is located in Ross Park.
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From: Dad
Pocatello has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI):

* Iwamizawa, Japan
* Kwaremanguel, Burkina Faso
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All those links were in the email, too. And the one to the city in Burkina Faso doesn’t even link to anything. And I say that as if THAT’S the most ridiculous part.

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1 Comment

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One response to “It’s Genetic

  1. Brian

    “The Pocatello zoo features only native Idaho species and is located in Ross Park.”

    How many animals could be native to Idaho that you would want to go see in a zoo?

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