Wednesday we headed to the National Zoo with Auntie B, Noodle, Jelly, & Apple. The great thing about this Zoo is that admission is free. The only thing you need to pay for is parking, & Auntie B had a parking pass, so that was free too!
We went in the rainforest area & saw a couple of spoonbills
I guess PChad's shirt was just the right colour green because they kept pecking him,
& even tried to kiss his cheek!
We ate a picnic lunch in the shade of some bamboo, & a friendly chipmunk ate our crumbs
(we didn't feed him, honest!)
Asher, Apple, Chancery & Jelly taking up the whole path
(but getting along for a few moments!)
When we got back home Asher was excited to find a toad in the yard, "just like the ones we saw at the zoo!"
We had a great day, & it was nice to see the pandas, tigers, lions & elephants I remembered seeing when I was little. The kids even hopped on all the painted elephant tracks on the path on the way to the elephant enclosure. The only thing we missed was the giraffes, which the zoo has gotten rid of.