The weather on Saturday was gorgeous so, as I mentioned on Friday, we took my son to the Cincinnati Zoo to celebrate his 7th birthday. And it was great! He and his cousin ran all over – partly because of the “HallZOOween” event – and probably would have kept going if we didn’t have to drag them out because the zoo was closing.
For me, the best part was getting to pet a monitor lizard that one of the zookeepers was walking on a leash.
For my son, the best part was the alligators. They were what he wanted to see from the moment he woke up.
Oh, and the penguins at the Wings of the World exhibit. Once we found them, I think I could have left both boys there all day.
They were exhausted once we got to the car, mind. The boys, I mean. Not the penguins. But there were no more animals or candy at that point.
How far did we walk? 6.26 miles by my FitBit. Most of it at the Zoo, some of it at the park we went to after dinner because the two boys had rested up and wanted to play! I suspect they did more than that, simply because of the extra running. Then we ate cake and ice cream and watched cartoons, then went to bed. It was a long day.