"Hey, are you awake?"
I am now.
"It's supposed to be a nice day. And not too hot. Wanna go to the zoo?"
I was in the shower 5 minutes later. And we actually left on time. That's right. I was beyond excited. It's close to a two hour drive for us, so we actually managed our morning time well for once and we were on the road by 9:00. It was Grant's day (ok, every day is Grant's day but you know what I mean) and as soon as he passed out in the car - belly full of pancakes - we started talking about all the animals we had to show him just in case time became an issue. My ONE request for ME was "Please please please, can I feed the giraffes??" I love me some giraffes. Those and the elephants are my favorites at the zoo.
So the zoo is broken into two different sections - North America & Africa - you basically pick one, start there, and end up at the other one. We started in North America because that's where we remembered starting years ago when it was just the two of us.
|Just inside the gate. A little refreshment after the car ride.|
|Alligators were the first thing that Grant got to see.|
|And they keep the ducks suspiciously nearby.|