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The Zoo
« on: June 18, 2012, 07:21:52 PM »
Been wanting to go to the zoo here for a while. Might go tomorrow.

Anthing unmissable?

Is there a cafe or similar there? I can't believe there's nothing on their website about  what refreshments are available.
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 01:31:13 AM »
The last time I was there I saw a couple of vending machines with pop in them and dispensers full of duck food. I think they have a take out hidden somewhere, unless they took it out.
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 09:22:38 PM »
We got there to see a notice saying the food facilities (or whatever expression it was) were temporarily only available at weekends. There were two or three snack bars around.

Still, we had a bonus. We were four and one senior but with MrsB in her wheelchair, apparently they allow a "helper" in free.

Damned expensive in the taxi though. The recent fares changes allow drivers to charge a $ for additional passengers. Most drivers aren't charging this, just as most drivers don't charge the $3 for a requested van or the extra for bags.

But it was added in both directions.  :(

Can't really complain. But over $50 to get there and back home while only $38 for 5 to get in.
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 12:26:46 AM »
The last time I was there it was a holiday. The place was a zoo.
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 10:23:41 PM »
What do they charge for rent to live there? (Maybe it's cheeper than admission for a month). The animals are well taken care of. They have lots of fresh air. They have lots of visitors. They are fed well. They have lots of fresh water. They aren't allowed in downtown bars, but who cares? Sounds like great living accomodations to me. But seriously, the rent would most likely be cheaper than the costs of getting there and back. I would like to see either Codiac Transit have a couple of bus runs there every day, or somebody else provide the service at a price the average low income person (or family of five) (I didn't say Brits) can afford (Codiac Transit always did a great job in the past). I'm sure a lot more people in Moncton would like to be able to go there more often as it shouldn't only be enjoyed by tourists. Some of us are just in no condition to pedal a bike that far or pay for taxis (for 5 people) there and back. I hope somebody can understand what I'm trying to say.
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2012, 10:35:19 PM »
I like the zoo. It remind me of couger nite at the Iroc only no couger or free drin.k

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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2012, 11:54:58 PM »
Even though it's run like a zoo, it's still a good zoo.
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 08:36:09 PM »
I would like to see either Codiac Transit have a couple of bus runs there every day, or somebody else provide the service at a price the average low income person (or family of five) (I didn't say Brits) can afford

It's pretty shocking that nobody seems to be objecting to the city winding down the bus service.

Maybe there's a market for the casino to step in and provide a service that takes in the other venues out there. Or that service to Halifax to do it.
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012, 10:54:47 PM »
Hey Bristol, There are people very ticked off about the loss of the Magic Mountain/Magnetic Hill Zoo/Casino bus. Others don't give a poop. Those who don't give a poop mostly have cars and can get there whenever it's convenient. As for the rest of us, who cares? As a typical city of Moncton resident, I never appreciated what I had til it was gone. And I think it's gone (wink wink) but not out of the low income person's reach yet. I will start looking around for reasonable solutions to our trouble.
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012, 11:58:43 PM »
Because of the wheelchair we need to get a taxi for everywhere that's not a few minutes away. But occasionally I'll do a "big" shop going by bus and back in a taxi.

It's not easy to carry 20 2L bottles of pop on a bike.  :laugh:

But my step daughter goes to work by bus and a few times lately she's given up waiting, come home and got a taxi. If she does that in both directions that's an extra $16 each time.  :(
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2012, 12:14:07 AM »
I know what your'e saying Bristol. We live in the same boat, bike, taxi, and Poor Man's Limo, etc. If you ever want to get to the zoo again please let me know. I know a lot of obliging people (I admit I can't find some when I need them) but I do the best I can.
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2012, 06:20:47 PM »
 well really it time that the unions dissolves itself  and the city takes over all the bus system and revamp it from scratch.....


because nobody want to work at a place with no guaranteed hours .... because unions members in seniority wants the option of all the hours they can have  instead of sticking to 40 hrs a week for everybody then after that the overtime would be awarded by seniority like it should be done .....



 

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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2012, 07:51:52 PM »
I would like to have a job of 10 to 20 hours a week to keep my sanity and help make ends meet. I'd even be happy with 5 to 10 hours a week.
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2012, 09:39:17 PM »
 ::) i know rthatr feeling

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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2012, 10:43:29 PM »
If you ever want to get to the zoo again please let me know. I know a lot of obliging people (I admit I can't find some when I need them) but I do the best I can.

I think I'll be satisfied with the one trip thanks. Now if I ever have to fly back to the UK, a cheaper than taxi rate for Halifax airport might be interesting.  :D
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2012, 10:44:08 PM »
I think I'll be satisfied with the one trip thanks. Now if I ever have to make a quick trip to the UK, a cheaper than taxi rate for Halifax airport might be interesting.  :D
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2012, 10:52:24 PM »
If you remember Rockin Ron, he once told me it's cheaper to fly to Newfoundland then to the UK than it is just to fly to Newfoundland. I'd be tempted to buy a ticket to the UK then go missing at the Saint John's airport in Newfoundland. With the money I'd save I'd pick up a case of Black Horse beer and still save money.
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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2012, 11:40:26 PM »
If you remember Rockin Ron, he once told me it's cheaper to fly to Newfoundland then to the UK than it is just to fly to Newfoundland.

That does sound a weird one and probably a one-off but there are such anomalies. I remember seeing a flight from London to Boston via New York and it was cheaper to stay on the plane until Boston.

We've done Greyhound from Montreal to Niagara Falls twice - 2004 and 2007.

The fare from Montreal to Toronto and then Toronto to the Falls was quite a bit cheaper than Montreal to the Falls.  ???  We looked for other examples but couldn't find any. It just seemed to a bit of a fluke.

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Re: The Zoo
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2012, 11:46:13 PM »
That was true based on about 6 or 7 years ago. Rockin Ron could always spot a good con, er ah, I mean deal a mile (1.6 kilometers) away.
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