Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February Zoo Trip...

We LOVE the zoo, so when we heard that this past weekend was going to be gorgeous, we jumped at the chance to get some outdoor time. We've been locked up this winter for far too long.  Apparently the rest of DC's residents felt the same because the zoo was absolutely packed.  As in, we couldn't even get a parking spot at the zoo.  Poor Nick had to valet park the car at a local hotel.  It was beyond insane.



Just swinging away...



Taking in the view




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The animals appeared to have the same idea - get some sun and enjoy the beautiful weather!  I've never seen a day where all the animals were out, about and roaming around so actively.



Checking out the small mammal house



Who doesn't love a comfy blue blanket and some cardboard?!?



This guy had the best view in the place!



Soon enough, all of his friends joined in the fun!


The mama tiger led her cubs outside to play for a bit...



One of the "baby" tigers!



Luke the lion stared us down!



He seemed to get bored fairly quickly.


We were explaining to my mom that the last time we were at the zoo, Luke the lion was quite a vocal fella!!  Well, he didn't disappoint.  On cue, he let us know who was boss... or maybe just the King of this zoo!



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Of course, as usual, Georgia's favorite activity at the zoo was the carousel.  Because of the crowds, I was a tad fearful that it might be a long wait, but we managed to time it right and jump right on for a nice, long ride.




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Poor Mimi couldn't join in the fun.  She does better with both feet firmly planted on the ground!




Taking a picture of Mimi taking a picture of us!













A rare family shot on the carousel



Georgia hung in for a long time at the zoo.  Luckily, she passed out in her stroller for the long walk back to retrieve the car and managed to nap for the entire ride home and loved introducing Mimi to her beloved "Tinker Bell" movies when we got home.  She partied the night away while Nick and I escaped for some adult dinner!





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