The Zoo would have been worth it all on it's own (an awesome zoo--you should go), but luckily we didn't have to turn around and make the 7 1/2 hour trip back after our adventure. We actually went up there to see friends (some we haven't seen since we moved) and to spend the weekend with them. But since we were up there we figured another field trip was called for.
It was a CRAZY day...which is generally how things go when I'm with my friend C and our combined 7 (almost 8) kids....We saw the awesome aquarium and then gave into the whining and begging and took a ride on the new "SkyFari", which is basically a ski lift that takes you from the front of the zoo all the way to the back. It was slightly stressful to have an 18 month old on a ski lift above dangerous animals, but not quite as stressful as the rain, thunder, and lightning that began right at the end of the "lift"...The zoo of course promptly shut down the ride and left us stranded (with no stroller) at the furthest point away from our car in the pouring....I mean POURING rain. C and I took turns carrying Brian while walking, running, and even doing a little bit of dancing in the rain....We decided most moms would have been upset, maybe even a little angry at the situation...but one of the things that makes C and I friends is our ability to make the best of any situation...and we had a BLAST! Thanks for a great day C!
Before the rain....look at all those sweet smiles....we didn't actually get any after pictures...which is a good thing...we weren't looking very good!