Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Day at the Zoo

This morning Girlie Bear, Little Bear, and Baby Bear took me to the zoo. This is one of our favorite things to do when the weather is nice.

The Louisville Zoo is pretty much evenly divided between an African side and an Islands side. Each of these sides wends its way down the side of a ridge, with a cafe and splash park at the bottom of the ridge. It's really convenient that the park is where it is, because you can walk half the zoo, have lunch, either picnic or cafe, then let the kids play in the water for a while to cool off before conquering the hill up to the rest of the zoo.

The kids had a really great time, and I enjoyed being outdoors with them. It's finally getting hot here, so we went early. The weather was OK, not too hot and sticky, until about mid-day when the wind quit. Then we started to fry.

Today we went down the Islands side of the zoo, and had a look at the tigers and such. The kids really enjoy going through the herpaquarium and seeing all of the reptiles and birds. They especially enjoyed the vampire bats, but they're at the age when gross things are fun.

Had lunch at the cafe and then the two older kids went for a splash while I gave the baby his lunch. It was pretty crowded, but not too bad.

When it was time to move on, it was really getting hot, so we decided to skip the other half of the zoo and come back some other time. Of course, this meant a trip on the train or the tram up the hill, which was enjoyed by all.

Overall, a really great morning.

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