We crammed a whole lotta fun into our first Summer trip to visit the grandparents! As always, there are a billion photos to blog. I thought I'd start with the zoo.
The Zoo in Atlanta is 10 times better than the one near us. Our Zoo takes 30 minutes to walk through, even with seeing all the animals. Zoo Atlanta takes 2.5 hours. Our Zoo costs $5 for admission. Zoo Atlanta is more like $20. You definitely get what you pay for!
Jaina's been to this zoo three times now, Jayce only twice, and this was Jocelyn's first visit, of course :)
First stop, Flamingos.
The Parakeet Exhibit was new. You walked through their enclosure and got to see them close up!
Next up, a warthog.
I can't figure out of that is a mommy, daddy, and baby giraffe?
Ah... the only animal we really came to see. A rhino.
Kids or lion cubs?
I loved watching the momma gorilla and her baby. And totally regretted not owning a 70-200 mm lens.
Then it was on to the Reptile House. I don't like snakes or spiders, but lizards are okay.
We all love Red Pandas, too. Both Jaina and Jayce have stuffed animal beanie babies named Rusty The Red Panda. Our local zoo has a Red Panda, but his enclosure is very small and he's hard to get pictures of. I think I might have to print this next one for our house.
Speaking of pandas.... we saw some of those regular ones from China, too.
Jaina's sad that I missed capturing the shot of this above panda scratching his butt on the rocks. I can't say I'm all that sad.
This tiger was creeping me out.
Oh, and I did take pictures of my KIDS at the zoo. They just didn't turn out well. They were wild monkeys. I kinda thought that they would be asked to join an exhibit.