This one is a little late, but...while we were in DC last month, we had one full family day between my work conference and Ross and Sarah-Michelle's wedding. Bob and I have both been to DC before and done a lot of the historical things, and neither of us are much of a museum-person. We would have liked to have visited the International Spy Museum, but since Claire isn't old enough to participate, that would have meant Bob got to do a mission, while I waited with her. Not my idea of good family time.
So we decided to hit up the National Zoo. Bonus: The zoo is free! Parking is not.
I love the zoo. We went to the Nashville Zoo a year or so ago with our nephews and niece, and I want to buy a family pass when Claire is old enough to really see and watch the animals. I think she had a good time regardless.
Arriving at the zoo. Sleepy from a nap in the car.
First, we saw gorillas!
Claire perked up when we got her out of her stroller.
|Baby girl wore her giraffe shirt just for the occasion.|
And, we saw zebras...
...and orangutangs, oh my! (Doesn't go that way? Oh, well, I tried!)
They've been know to, ahem, do their business up there, so I took these pictures with my zoom lens safely from a distance!
All, in all, it was a fun trip. It was warm, but not hot, so we weren't uncomfortable either. Somebody was worn out by the time we left...
While we were there, we learned that a little giant panda had been born just days before. Sadly, I
read a few weeks ago that the cub passed away Sept 22, at just six days old from lung and liver problems.
|Mama and Daddy Panda (via)|
And there you go...more than you never knew you wanted to know about panda pregnancy.