Saturday, March 16, 2013

A trip to the Columbia Zoo

We decided one weekend (for my birthday, really) to take the trip up to Columbia (about 1 hour drive) to visit their zoo. It is a fantastic zoo, and because of my membership at the Aquarium, it was cheap, too. It was one of the most beautiful days in a long time, as well. We enjoyed all the animals and even a ride or two. We even got to eat lunch overlooking some zebras and an ostrich.
 This was Joshy's first interactive zoo trip. He was only 18 months old last time we went to a zoo. He now talks about it all the time and wants to go back soon.

Feeding giraffes. 

Eating lunch overlooking one of the habitats.

The petting zoo.

This was one of their favorite animals... the giant tortoises.

Watching the giant tortoises... notice my children climbing on the rocks a little too close to the exhibit.
Brooklyn asked all day to ride the carrousel... which they got to ride at the end.
Josh loves carrousels... he cried and cried when it was over. 
After all the animal watching, we played on the playground there in the zoo for a bit... just in case they had a little bit more energy to expel. 

Both fell asleep on the way home... not surprisingly... and we will definitely be back soon.
PS. Alayna enjoyed riding in her stroller the whole time, sleeping and looking at Mommy. :)

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