animal kingdom / out and about

Lions and tigers, no bears.

lions and tigers, no bears.

Day two of our staycation had us trekking off to the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC. The zoo is wonderful–twisting and turning among tree lined paths that open up into animal homes. And it's free. The parking is not (ouch), but still well worth it, and very budget-friendly. 

lions and tigers, no bears.

lions and tigers, no bears.

The girls loved it. Birdy especially. She also loved the fact that we unhinged her from the jail of her stroller and let her walk much of the day. You'd ask to hold her hand and she'd quite frankly, tell you no, and push your hand away. And despite her zig-zagging toddle up the brick sidewalks, she hardly slowed us down. 

lions and tigers, no bears.

lions and tigers, no bears.

lions and tigers, no bears.

I think Fall may be my favorite time to go to the zoo. Crowds are down. It's not hot and animals are still out and active. 

lions and tigers, no bears.

It was a perfect day two. 

lions and tigers, no bears.

Day three, today, invovled reclaiming the house from the first two days of staycation and a massive binge of laundry. 

lions and tigers, no bears.

Day four is still open for discussion. Though there's lots of campaigning for a family trip to the bowling alley. Though I can already envision chasing Birdy up the lanes…

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lions and tigers, no bears.

Day two of our staycation had us trekking off to the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC. The zoo is wonderful–twisting and turning among tree lined paths that open up into animal homes. And it's free. The parking is not (ouch), but still well worth it, and very budget-friendly. 

lions and tigers, no bears.

lions and tigers, no bears.

The girls loved it. Birdy especially. She also loved the fact that we unhinged her from the jail of her stroller and let her walk much of the day. You'd ask to hold her hand and she'd quite frankly, tell you no, and push your hand away. And despite her zig-zagging toddle up the brick sidewalks, she hardly slowed us down. 

lions and tigers, no bears.

lions and tigers, no bears.

lions and tigers, no bears.

I think Fall may be my favorite time to go to the zoo. Crowds are down. It's not hot and animals are still out and active. 

lions and tigers, no bears.

It was a perfect day two. 

lions and tigers, no bears.

Day three, today, invovled reclaiming the house from the first two days of staycation and a massive binge of laundry. 

lions and tigers, no bears.

Day four is still open for discussion. Though there's lots of campaigning for a family trip to the bowling alley. Though I can already envision chasing Birdy up the lanes…

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I sincerely hope you'll take a moment to visit MommyCoddle*Likes. I am sharing the story of a wonderful, independent publishing company and they are generously giving away a copy of any book from their catalog. Please stop by and say hello. And don't forget to subscribe. 

7 comments on “Lions and tigers, no bears.”

  1. Oh man! We love the National Zoo. My dad made a lot of the metal rails and fencings you see around there. One year I was his assistant while he was working on the rails in the elephant house and I got to feed the hippos on our break. What fun!! It’s been a few years since I’ve been back, I really ought to take the kids there one day!

  2. We love the National Zoo in fact we are off to therenext week. It will be the first to time for the youngest and the middle one has not been there dice she was one the same age as the baby.

  3. We belong to FONZ (Friends of the National Zoo) since that pays our parking and we try to go often enough that it more than pays for itself. My 19 month old loves the pandas.

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