Now that Little Man is approaching his third birthday, we thought it was time to take him to the zoo. Photos and YouTube videos just don't do justic to the wondrous array of animals that God has designed!
Thus, we undertook the rather lengthy drive to the closest zoo, and began our explorations.
It was a blistering day, but at least it was sunny -- one of the few dry days we've had this summer!
|See the baby in tow?|
|I'm a huge fan of ring-tailed lemurs, so I was delighted to see some at the zoo!|
The highlight of my day was definitely feeding the giraffes. They're one of my favorite animals (those eyelashes!), and having such a huge animal lick your hand with its giant purple tongue is quite remarkable. Twenty-five cents for giraffe "chow" was some of the best money I've ever spent!
|Notice that the giraffe's head is about three times the size of mine? Amazing!|
|Check out those fingers!|
|Well, hello there!|
|Love those horns|
|I wonder what the silverback is musing about...|
|It's just not a zoo without a llama|
|There were little peachicks (baby peacocks) wandering all over the place|
|Everyone was looking for some shade!|
Overall, our little trek was quite a success! I had been anticipating that most of my enjoyment would come from watching Little Man see the animals for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed the trip on my own account!
And while Little Man has pretty much sworn off naps, apparently the fatigues of the day were irresistable...