I recently went to the zoo with my sister and her kids. She has a membership, so we were able to go quite affordably free. I love having rich relatives. :) It was a lovely fall day and I couldn't even resist taking a picture of the animals (I usually abstain because taking pictures of zoo animals seems a bit touristy).
Ben LOVES the zoo and was our tour guide, telling us all sorts of information I never knew I needed to know. Emma enjoyed herself a great deal too, although she doesn't have the same zeal for knowledge. She just wanted to jump in the pen with the bear.
Sitting on the giant frog and getting your picture taken is a must on all zoo trips. I did not get my picture taken because my camera barely knows how to take pictures of me. I didn't make into a single recorded moment of the excursion. But that is why I blog, so I have some identity. I don't need no stinkin' frog.
We even saw a movie star at the zoo that day and I got a picture!
Oops. No, that is just my beautiful sister. Now that we have the same haircut, it is a little eery going in public together because people think we look so much a like. One lady even thought we were twins. As I got ready before heading to the zoo that morning, I methodically pinned my hair back as to change my look a little, retain my individuality and such. And then I saw my sister and she had also pinned her hair back. Do you think we look alike? We don't see it.
Emma looked for the lions everywhere, but Benton said, "No Emma, that exhibit won't be open until Summer of '09." I think maybe we need to take another trip to Africa and see some in the wild. Although, that is a little more than a zoo membership and takes a bit longer than the drive to Portland.
We left before the kids melted down, so it was a perfect day. Mandy and Nathaniel were asleep before we hit the freeway, but the older ones just went bonkers, as per normal.