My little Zoo Lovers
Also in the kids area was a small petting zoo for goats. Finally, animals! I may have mentioned this before, but Jessa has a deep love of goats. For some reason, every petting zoo area has goats. And we have been to our fair shre of petting zoos. She loves to feed them and brush them. She talks to them and hugs them. She is truly a goat gal.
Spencer was not a fan of the strong smells. He comes by this very honestly - I am not a fan of any odor, pleasant or unpleasant. There were moments when Spencer's nose interrupted his fun.
Spencer was so precious all day with a stick playing "air drums" and marching along. He is such a happy boy most of the time.
When we were in an aviary, there were tons of birds all flying and walking free. There were some really unique birds that I had never seen before. At one point, Jessa was looking in an area with several birds. She said, "Look, Momma, a Toucan." At first, I did not see one. But I followed where her eyes were looking and sure enough, a toucan! A lady next to us got so tickled! She did not say, " a bird," she knew what it was. I did say we visit a lot of zoos.
I will say that by the end of our afternoon, we were all hot and tired. I spent some time with Spencer on my back. It was a long day, I guess. . .
BUT one of the last animals we visited ended up being the highlight of our whole day! I mentioned that we saw the giraffes from the train. But they have this awesome giraffe overlook where you can almost touch them. And for a mere $2 you can buy a branch with leaves and actually feed a giraffe. Jessa was all over this. I missed capturing the actual moment where the giraffe ate her leaves because a lady held her daughter up right in my line of sight. Darn it! But Jessa was so tickled - she has always loved giraffes. What a cool opportunity!!