Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Zoo Lights 2013!

Happy New Year 2014! 

We've enjoyed the past week up in New England catching up with all our wonderful friends and family that live in that part of the country.  I also took a little break from posts and just enjoyed the down time from work and blogging.  We'll catch up on all our adventures up north over the next week or so in new posts.  Nick and I may have also starting binge watching "Breaking Bad" after dozens of people recommended the show to us, so that seems to be sucking up our down time these days.  

Before we took off for New England, we managed to squeeze in one final DC holiday activity.  Since the weather was unseasonably warm the week before Christmas, we headed down to check out Zoo Lights at the Smithsonian National Zoo the night before we left for Massachusetts.  We had never previously attended the event, but with an enticing Groupon deal and warm weather, we decided to check it out.  Of course, since it was a nice night, it seemed like half the populations of DC, Maryland and Virginia also decided to head to the zoo that night too!

We had a great time checking out all the lights and exploring all the special offerings for the night, including a train ride.  Georgia wasn't too interested in taking a tube run down Tiger Hill, but she was more than eager to jump on her favorite carousel.  There weren't many animals out and about in their enclosures, but we did get to check out the sleeping gorillas!

Daddy and G riding on the carousel

Mommy & G

Checking out the elephants

Georgia trying to climb into an exhibit to check out the glowing shells

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