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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Point Defiance Zoo

Today was the second day of true sunshine I've seen since arriving in Northwestern (and I don't mean the ship seen on "Deadliest Catch") Washington. So, we decided to head out to explore our new home and ended up at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. It was a very nice little zoo. We explored the area and saw everything within 3 hours. Well, we did miss the penguin exhibit, but we made it all the way around and even had plenty of time to spend at the play area. We missed the pengiuns completely by accident, mainly because we ran into a family who wanted to ask us about M and C and I got side-tracked gabbing at them. After having some fun in the Kid Zone we headed out to the van and loaded up.

It was a fun day, but by this time we were starving. I wish there was a T-Rex restaraunt (similar to Rainforest Cafe, but with dinosaurs) nearby, as that would have been the perfect way to close out the day. We were satified with our Olive Garden choice, though. Unfortunately, I misunderstood what M wanted for dinner, so he didn't eat anything but the bread sticks. I brought home his dinner, so he'll have that for lunch tomorrow or Monday. C chose spagghetti. She polished the meal off so swiftly that I had to share some of mine. You'd have thought they didn't have breakfast, lunch, or ice cream considering how fast C ate!

C's favorite animal was the elephant. M was torn between the sharks and the tiger. The shark exhibit was totally cool with underwater views. The big sharks (nurse sharks?) were simply HUGE!!! And each time I tried to get M to stand in front of the tank so I could get a picture of him and C with the sharks, he would jerk away with fright as he kept a close eye on their activities out of the corner of his eye. C had no fear of anything and took the time to touch anything she could get her hands on.

1 comment:

Kelley said...

Looks like a great time to me!