Friday, July 8, 2016
At The Zoo
Meg reminded me last week that we had not take our yearly trip to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, so we decided that the first free day that we had with no chance of rain would be our day. As the forecast looked hot and muggy, but rain free we headed out this morning. Mom said she would watch Flower for us while Cal was working so we did not have to rush back. We had a fantastic time first starting as always in Africa with the sky ride. We saw a lot of animals along the path and the giraffe was even eating lettuce from visitors' hands. While there we were able to find soft pretzels for lunch and refillable drinks for the hot day.
Our next stop was Asia. Cam was happy to get a panda to ride on the endangered carousel and to find a red panda on the trail. Afterward we saw the sea lions resting just as they did in Finding Dory. We then were able to ride the train without much of a wait before going into the newly remodeled Australian area. We had enough ride passes to board the log flume twice and except for the cheesy crocodile hunt and me "tripping" a toddler it was a lot of fun. We tried the new Stingray touching pool next. It took them awhile to get one, but each did. According to them the stingrays felt strange to touch.
For the first time since I can remember no one wanted to go through the petting zoo or to feed the goats. Instead we each got ice cream for the ride home. So glad that Meg made the suggestion to go. It was the perfect day for it and we had a wonderful time.