70 Degree Weather Calls for a Trip to the Zoo

I usually hesitate to schedule anything during naptime but this was one of those weeks that deserved to have something nice happen at the end; so this afternoon we met our homeschool group at the zoo to watch the penguin feeding.

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Big kids enjoyed it.  Little kids didn’t really seem to care. (To be fair this picture is smack dab in the middle of naptime.)

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Then we saw the rhinos.

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Up close and personal like.

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The tortoises were on Brother’s must see list. It’s been one of his favorite exhibits for some time now.  (I suspect that he relates to them on some level.)

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And what’s the point of stopping by the turtles if you don’t stop by THE turtle. :)

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Sister scaled a big rock that none of the boys in this picture could; eliciting cheers from the random lady standing behind me.

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We also made a trek through the rain forest. (Still no poison dart frogs for the curious among you.)

But this was by far the highlight of the trip.

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An insider tip for my local friends.  If you choose to do this, wait until there is no line and they’ll let you go a lot longer. ;)

Also, remind me to tell you later about the current go-to snack in this Simple household.  It’s super-easy.  Highly portable and if you have some in your car after a trip to the zoo it’s 98% guaranteed to eliminate melt-downs.

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2 thoughts on “70 Degree Weather Calls for a Trip to the Zoo

  1. Wow, that looks so much fun! Please give my compliments to Sister for conquering that rock climb – awesome!
    And what what what is that wonderful, highly portable snack???? Tell us , please – pretty pleeeease?
    Hugs, Lola from Germany

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