Have you ever been to the zoo when it was stinkin' hot? Have you ever been to the zoo when it was so hot none of the animals wanted to come out and play? Have ever been to the zoo when it was so crowded you had to use your best elbow technique just so your kid could get a half way decent view? Yeah, we have to. BUT I can tell you that Saturday was NOT one of those days. You could say that we hit the zoo jack pot. For some unknown reason it was in the 60s on Saturday! In May! In Texas! Our kids were in long sleeves for crying out loud! What?!!? We took advantage of it and thought that the rest of DFW would have the same idea, but for some reason the zoo was relatively uncrowded. The monkeys were swinging, the lions were roaring, the giraffes were um........ giraffing. It was great. There was even a tiny little baby monkey that provided great entertainment as he went from one parent to the other hanging all over them. As we passed the kids back and forth and the requests of "I want to hold you!" became more frequent I wanted to shout to the monkey parents, " I totally get how you feel!!!!!" It was hilarious they actually had that look of "I've had it!" on their faces.
|The train. Definitely the highlight of the day. The train blows its whistle really loud. Bonus!|
|Have you ever carried a 30 lb girl on your shoulders? It ain't no picnic. But she loved it so I smiled through the pain. And then I heard the 5 most beautiful words that day , "Mommy, I want to walk."|
|Taking the long walk back to free parking. But it was a beautiful day so our cheapness worked in our favor!|