Here is a clue to what was special about Cologne zoo! I found this chap near to the baboons!! He is a baboon statue!! Yes, the zoo has baboons!!
These are hamadryas baboons like Ryan at Baboon HQ and two rehomed baboons. They were great and we chatted a lot. They were not in cages they just had their own island with a moat around it. Just like me they live on Baboon Island!!
Well more of the zoo next time. We all went out to dinner that evening in one of the taverns near the waterfront. We found a nice Italian resturant that did nice vegetarian dishes.
Here we all are, @F_is_for_Fred, @Bijntje, Bijntje's adopted baboon Ty, @LeroySealion, @fuzziestFreya and her adopted baboon Lukas and Mini Kolo.
Mini-Kolo soon got himself a pizza and it looks as though he has got beer there, really, well I must look into that!!
Well it seems pizza was not enough for Mini-Kolo, he and Lukas shared a rather large tiramasu!! I believe Fred and Freya also shared one. It was a lovely evening, chatting and eating and having fun with lovely friends.
Mini-Kolo was very excited about meeting up with the two rehomed baboons, Ty and Lukas. Lukas wore his Arsenal shirt which made us very happy. It was a great evening.
There is some discussion about Leroy and Freya but I don't know what that was about. Leroy has been very quiet since then and he is scared that Freya's boyfriend @MonkeysBrother might turn up!! I don't really think Leroy is ready for girlfriends.
The next morning whatever happened didn't spoil Leroy's appetite, he found somewhere interesting for breakfast.
That looks tasty!! We were sorry that @Bijntje had left by then because we discovered that this cafe did Baileys truffles.
After that we went out and about around Cologne sightseeing, we went on the cable car again, although it was rather windy. We went back to Cafe Reichard and we had a look at this church.
The next day everyone had to come home. Fred and Freya helped us to find the airport again and we had coffee with them there at Starbucks. Fred and Freya sent me a present.
Meet Jurgen (his name needs " on top of the u but I can't do that). He loves Cologne and it says so on his hoodie. He brought me some lovely Cologne chocolate. Thank you very much Freya and Fred.
Really, we all had a great time and thank you to Fred, Freya and Bijnte for making it such fun and for helping us to find our way around. We loved spending time with you and we will be back.