Friday, July 8, 2011

the crew heads to the zoo!

For this week's Take a Trip Tuesday, we had a visit to the Oregon Zoo on the schedule. Unfortunately Kim and her kids weren't able to join us since her kiddos were still feeling a little under the weather! However, I had invited my friend Ashley and her daughter Molly Scout to join us earlier in the week, so we still had a buddy and off we went! Both Ashley and I have a membership for the zoo, so we decided that it wasn't crucial we see every animal this time around. There will be many more zoo trips in the future, just as there has been in the past.

First stop was the Pacific Shores where we were able to see the sea lions swimming laps.

I love how massive these beings look up close. So amazing!

And then played peek-a-boo with the penguins!

Got a little silly with the polar bears...

{photo taken by Mikayla}
...where one of the polar bears was out cooling off and having some fun in the sun!

We took a break to watch the birds of flight show.

Austin and a desert iguana.

Cuties in the Serengeti...riding a jeep.

One more picture before calling it a day (with just a tad of a bribe!)

On our way out, Mikayla wanted to go see the bears. And, I was so glad we took the time to stop because the bears were being super entertaining. He might have a calling to be a part of the circus!

The Zoo Crew!
We had a great day...exhausting, but fun!
{notice that there is a little boy not quite having as much fun as the rest of us!}


Kelli said...

Look at those sea lions...I love it!! Our zoo just got polar bears. Looks like a great way to spend the day and enjoy summer. Poor Austin in that last picture.

Kim said...

Looks like so much fun. Wish we could have been there. Austins hair looks great. Did you do another hair cut!

Cant wait for our next adventure.

Miller Racing Family said...

Looks like a fun zoo. I love the tank photos!
We just came back from the zoo today, so we are trying to recover!

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