Bright and early on that special Birthday morning we were up and out and about.
We got our tickets and were ready to go see some animals!
There had been rain the day before, and it made the day 15 degrees cooler than it had been in weeks.
So, the perfect day.
Did this one with Mirah when she was little:
Then these cutie kids.
When we went in the gorilla was right near the glass.
Then the orangutans.
Then we saw the pregnant Mama gorilla.
We enjoyed the African landscape and the zebra.
We decided to ride the train next and look who we saw in line!!
Miss Vicky! Mirah’s preschool teacher!
After a short wait in long line we took our turn on the train.
Grandma, Lucas, Karen.
Ready to go!
And we were off.
It was then Kelly and the kids met up with us.
After a fantastic bird show Sloan took a ride on the carousel with his mom.
These guys waited over here:
Karen asked if she could go and be with her dad, so I called and her grandma Jana was super excited to come and pick her up.
We took the kids up to see the seals and bears.
Mirah picked a leopard seal (she named Fluffy), Lucas picked an Otter (Mom and I named him Ollie)
We went up to see the big cats.
They were mostly no shows, because there was a recent escape of one of the leopards.
These signs were up in almost every exhibit in the area:
There were construction crews everywhere. The escape happened over a month ago, so it seems like they are taking the escape and repairs really seriously.
We did however try to get a picture with these Tigers.
Lucas loved it.