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.
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.
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.
It was a perfect day two.
Day three, today, invovled reclaiming the house from the first two days of staycation and a massive binge of laundry.
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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7 comments on “Lions and tigers, no bears.”
Fabulous animal photos…
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!
I love the Zoo! When I’m living in DC, I always bring my guests there, even if there aren’t children.
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.
I have seens so many great zoo outings lately. For some reason I never thought about going in the fall. It looks so lovely.
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.
It seemed that you had a great trip to the National zoo.Edey
P.S Love the iguana