Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Zoo Field Trip!

Today we went to the Baton Rouge Zoo. Our weather has been absolutely beautiful, in the upper 60's, lower 70's (which is totally abnormal for here!) so I figured it would be a great time to go to the zoo! We got there about 10:30 and of course the whole state must have also thought it was a good idea to go to the zoo because there were like 17 school buses and the parking lot was very full, ugh! So we go in and I had wanted to ride the train first but it was too busy. So I had my route planned out and we started walking to the tigers. Along the way I notice tons of construction...the whole zoo was undergoing renovations. Couldn't they have done this during the Winter so they'd be done by Spring? I mean it's not like we have frigid winter weather here!

So we go to see the tigers first. Only 1 was there, the other was gone b/c they were renovating his cage. Then onto the Giraffe's. At first they were kinda far away and nothing exciting but as soon as we started walking away they started coming toward the fence. The kids loved that! Then this one giraffe sticks out his tongue and we were all laughing at how long it was! But then he turns his tongue up towards his nose and starts sticking it way up his nose and digging! EW! But it was soooo funny, we've never seen that before!
Then we went on to the animal farm and kids petting zoo. In the petting area there were some cute little goats that were not shy at all! I set my bag down on a wooden table and this cute as can be little goat came up and was trying to gnaw through my bag! There was food in my bag although I don't think he could smell it, I guess he just knew! So everywhere I went with my bag he followed me. The kids got to pet them and brush them, it was a lot of fun!
After that we went to the playground and thankfully all of the other kids on the field trips were not allowed to so that was great. The kids love that playground, the toys are big, fun and safe and the flooring is made of old rubber from tires so it's kinda bouncy and they think it's neat. So they played and ate their snacks.
When they were done playing we walked back up to the front to ride the train. Logan's favorite part. He loves trains and airplanes! We didn't do the whole zoo because the kids seem to get bored so we just do different sections each time we go. And good thing we saved some of our energy because on the way home we took a detour and had a whole nother field trip! I'll post about that in a bit.

Here are some pics...
Logan was being silly sticking his tongue out in that second pic!