Sunday, March 8, 2009

We belong in the zoo!

Talk about wacky weather, it's 81 degrees today, bright and sunny! We headed to the NC Zoo today, and totally wore ourselves out! Last night Brant spent the night at Grandma's for the first time. We got a phone call about 3:30 in the morning, telling us he wanted to come home! Brantley and I had gone to the auction for Burlington Day and got home around midnight. After we set our clocks forward, with made it one, we got to bed. All I can say is thank goodness we live so close to Mom!
We've been telling Brant that we are going to the zoo on Sunday. So we woke him up this morning by whispering, "It's Sunday" in his ear. After a few sleepy minutes he popped up and said, "It's Sunday? We gonna go to da zoo! And see da wions! Roaaaaar!"
I have to say, this was one of the most incredible days at the zoo. It was like the animals themselves were enjoying to good weather. They were so active and close. We had close encounters with elephants, antelope and the polar bear. The polar bear was so fun! He was swimming laps, going under the water, then popping up right by the view area. When we went to the underwater viewing area he ended up rubbing his belly right on the glass, and popping up right in front of us. It surprised us all the first time, and he did several times after that! The grizzly bear was also taking a swim. We also got a great view of the "Wions." They were still gnawing on their lunch. It was the busiest I've ever seen the zoo, and I have to admit I felt a little possesive. We usually have the run of the place, and it was hard to share. There were soooooooo many families with small kids, it was enjoyable just watching them. It's so cool that we have such a great zoo here in NC. But of course, by the time we got to North America (returning visitors remember to start in Africa, it'll be downhill that way) we felt like we belonged in a zoo. We hit the gift shop (which had a power outage and they had to figure everything by hand, along with our 10% took a little while!) and hopped on the zebra bus and headed home. Now we are enjoying the spring evening, love to all! Us

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