We took our first trip as a family of 4 to the zoo this Memorial Day weekend. It was a beautiful sunny day and we enjoyed the time together. Even if I had just ran four miles that morning.
We began our trip in Africa seeing one of my favorite animals, the giraffe. Jackson looks at the animals for about two seconds but usually is more worried about the viewing binoculars that take your quarters.
We also saw the lions which were up walking around which is unusual. They are really a majestic creature.
In North America my inner environmental education teacher came out and I was trying to teach Jackson to identify the poisonous copper head. The strangest thing was happening... The copperhead and eastern diamond back rattlesnake had their heads side by side. It was so strange I wondered why that diamond back didn't try to bite his head.
Jackson said his favorite animal was the puffins. He was asking about "kid zone" all the way from the start of Africa until we reached North America.
We took snacks and stopped for a quick rest in the African plains.
When we reached North America the grizzly bear was chillin in the pool to cool off. It was adorable. Daphne's favorite part was watching the seal swim by. She pretty much slept through the rest of the trip. Jackson also climbed up to the new tree house that they have built for children and played dress up in the playhouse.
All in all a fun field day filled day. Hot but fun!