Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Zoo time for our 4 monkeys

Last week was nearly perfect here. For many reasons. #1- The weather was more than spring like.. sunshine... temps in the 60's...often closer to 70*. #2- Daddy had some time off. #3- We met some new, wonderful friends. #4- We were able to surprise the kids with 2 family trips. Since Daddy didn't have to work.. we decided the night before we'd surprise the kids with a trip to the Nashville Zoo. We seen signs for it on our many trips down here, so we decided to go. We knew we were going in the off season. Because the temps had been cool that week, (it was 50 that day) almost all of the animals were indoors somewhere. We were offered discounted tickets, so we went ahead with it anyways. (After being to the Milwaukee Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, and the Minnesota Zoo.. we were disappointed, even had all the animals been on display)

"Oh Wow!"
But one thing we loved.... was the 'Jungle Gym'. It may be the single reason we go back during the summer time. This place is the biggest playground, jungle gym I've ever seen. We had it completely to ourselves. It even had a large area for toddlers. Even Mom and Dad had fun here :)


"Is it real Mom?"
"Nope! It's fake!" One of the few animals we actually saw outside..
Hence the reason it quickly became our favorite spot
AND.. because we could go inside the cage.

Surprise #2 coming soon...

9 comments:

The J's said...

hmmm, I *THINK* that is the zoo we were at many years ago, although not positive. I do know if it was it didn't have that awesome playground then!!

The Beecham's said...

:)

Tim and Melissa said...

Oh how FUN! That jungle gym looks way awesome!

p.s.-you'll have to meet us at the Milwaukee zoo sometime this summer!

Neisha said...

looks like fun

Joe Heather & kids said...

Fun time! The kids enjoyed the pics too, and now they want to go there =)

Jen said...

I can't get past that nice weather...wow! Snow here. And more snow.

Looks like you had fun!

G'ma J said...

Looks like lots of fun. Glad kids (all ages) enjoyed their day.

Herod Happenings said...

Yes, we don't have very good zoo's in this state, but the playground is awesome. You need to head to Chattanooga on your next time off.

Heather T said...

looks like a fun time...and the weather itself would have made for an awesome day!;0)