One of the things on our Summer Bucket List was a trip to our local zoo. It's small, but it's just enough for the twins to handle -- sometimes I think when you attempt bigger trips/plans they fail because it's just too much for little ones. But my state's only zoo is less than 45 minutes away, and, even better, I got in for free!
|Pawprints! Or "Blue's Clues?"|
So off we went -- with me OVERJOYED that admission was free! I packed a lunch so we didn't have to worry about trying to get food at lunchtime in the zoo's cafe and/or pay for it as well. My mom came along for our adventure as well.
They have added several nice new viewing area-style buildings, including one in the wolf exhibit.
|Wolf Observation Center... Timber wolves are on one side; red wolves on the other.|
|Tall girl, but not tall as a tiger!|
|Twins watch the gators.|
|Toucan! So colorful!|
|Sweet little girl.|
|Veggie garden outside the zoo's cafe.|
I love the bamboo teepees for the tomatoes.
So happy to see when restaurants grow veggies outside their doors.
The zoo has a lot of wandering peacocks, including several near the picnic grove. This one was very friendly:
|Our lunch companion.|
It was a fun day, and I was glad to get all three kids out for a simple day trip before school starts in a few weeks.