Wednesday, July 28, 2010

animal encounters

Yesterday morning the kiddos and I loaded up the car to road trip it up to Ohio to spend a few days with Nanna before we meet up with friends for Reds v Braves this weekend. As I was packing the car, AP apparently entertained herself by taking pictures of her brother :) We are staying at my sister's house in Ohio. Unfortunately, they aren't here b/c they are vacationing in FL this week :(
AP is a HUGE fan of their cat. She wants a cat really bad.

This morning this little guy greeted us out the backdoor. He was huge! After our frog encounter, we headed to the Cincy zoo. This zoo is a lot bigger than our Nashville zoo. It's easy to get turned around and miss an entire area. It's also hard to fit all the animals in, but I think we did a pretty good job. My favorite part was the elephants. I know every zoo has elephants, but these were so close to us. Then they decided to splash in the water and go for a swim. It was very entertaining!




How cute is this little penguin? The kiddos liked exploring monkey island.




We wore ourselves out and decided to hop on the train.
There are lots of animals in the Cincy zoo that we don't have in Nashville. The manatee is one of them. He was so big. He was eating a head of lettuce while we were watching him.
Our last stop of the day was the lorakeet landing. We bought nectar to feed them, but they liked licking the sweat off of us better!


We had a great time exploring the zoo. One of the perks of our zoo membership in Nashville is getting half off or free admissions at other zoos. The Cincy zoo was half off. There is another Discovery Center in Dayton that we might try to find tomorrow!











3 comments:

Shannon said...

looks like fun!! You were loving that bird on you...right??? :)

陳柏毅 said...

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