A nice side-effect of contract work, is that you can shuffle your time around or simply not work and not bill, as long as that's in keeping with the terms of your contract and the expectations of your client. You may not get paid vacations, but you have the option of just taking a day off. As a result, I did just that on 30-Sep-2009, and went to the zoo with my family and friends.
I brought my camera, as I'm wont to do. I was able to shoot some pictures of a month-old baby gorilla:
I was also able to get this picture of a butterfly which I'm pretty partial to:
There were of course some other nice photos, including the kids: