One of the stops we made recently on the staycation portion of our holidays was the Greater Vancouver Zoo. TDSH and I had been before so we knew what we were in for, but WOW...let's just say, I don't think that place will be up for any Zoo of the Year awards. Abner seemed to like it though and it was a nice thing to do on an overcast day.
I will forever remember this visit as the first time she touched a goat. It sounds stupid, but you need to understand, we've seen many, many, many goats in Abner's short life and she's always absolutely refused to touch them. Until now. She finally touched a goat...with one finger. Whatever. It's progress.
She loved playing tour guide with the map.
The giraffes were a hit, though I must say, they are way more impressive in the wild. There's only one thing more awkward looking than a giraffe running - a giraffe drinking water. Trust me. It's funny, funny stuff.
The rest of the animals were neat and we all enjoyed the train ride around the grounds. I also picked up some early Christmas presents for Abner in the gift shop. She is obsessed with puzzles these days and the zoo had some awesome board puzzles that look like they'll be a challenge for her (at least for a little while).
I'll leave you with this parting shot of a flamingo standing on one leg...or is that the Karate Kid?