Monday, September 1, 2008

Something Tells Me It's All Happening at the Zoo

My daughter and her husband came to visit for the long weekend with their three boys, and we had a great time. We all went for a ride on the metrorail, and the boys were very excited about riding the fast train. We had to switch lines to get to the National Zoo, but it was fun to see the boys' reactions to the train. The zoo itself was okay. I'm not a big zoo fan because it's difficult for me to see some of the animals in cages. But the weather was good, if a little humid and hot. Unfortunately, some of the exhibits were closed because the zoo is going through some renovations, so we didn't get to see some of the animals. The good part is that the zoo is always free of charge to anyone who wants to visit. Some of the gardens there are beautiful.

The zoo is full of gorgeous sculptures. I couldn't resist taking some pictures of the ones that I fell in love with. This series of chimpanzee sculptures were in a little hidden garden that I just happened upon while waiting for the kids to walk through one of the animal houses. They really touched me. I think you can see why. They're life size and so life like.

Here's another sculpture of the head of a Tyrannosaurus Rex with Tyler standing by to give you an idea of how large it is.

And here are the boys playing on a bear statue. I thought it was a pig, but they told me it was a bear.

And last but not least, here's a picture of the boys headed home. . . in the arms of mom, binky in place, and all's right with the world.

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