Monday, July 12, 2010

Cleveland Zoo

The day after Jim came to Cleveland, we headed for the Cleveland zoo. The weather was perfect (mid-70's), the kids were happy, and our family was together again after a month without our Daddy, so this was a great day.

This zoo was pretty large so we didn't make it to each exhibit. We also missed the rain forest (in indoor exhibit featuring plants and animals of the rain forest), which we heard, is one of the coolest things this zoo has to offer. Alas, the kids were both exhausted after running through the zoo for nearly four hours (they barely sat in the stroller we rented). Jim and I were also tired, so our plans to visit the rain forest on the way out fell through. Oh well. I'm sure there will be many more visits to the Cleveland zoo.

Enough about what we DIDN'T do. Here are a few pictures of what we DID do and see.

The next two pictures are of our adventurer Tralee. She climbed up the stairs, crossed the rope bridge, looked at an alligator below, then slid down the snake slide ALL BY HERSELF! Our daughter has turned into an adventure seeker. She wants to do EVERYTHING! All we hear lately is, "I want to do that" when she sees, reads, or hears about someone doing something that looks like fun.

See the tortoise below? He walked right in front of us.
I like Hunter's cute little profile watching the tortoise.
The next two photos are at the playground at the zoo. The kids played, then we all shared some popsicles.

The one animal Tralee talked about seeing the most is the monkey. We went to the building that was filled with almost every species of monkey. I think she got her fill.
And then of coarse Tralee rode a camel. That was the highlight of the zoo for all of us I think.

We had a great time.

No comments: