We made it back to the zoo! Truthfully, I barely made it anywhere — this belly of mine is getting bigger and it’s becoming harder to walk (especially up hills). Why are zoos always on such inclines?! But I promised Javi we’d get back to the zoo once more before it closes for the season. Our zoo, along with so many others, participates in “Zoo Boo Days” where children dress up in their Halloween costumes and can trick-or-treat at the zoo. We talked and talked and talked about this outing and prepped Javi for the “fun” but when it came down to it — his costume started a meltdown and ultimately we abandoned the idea (much to my disappointment) and just explored the zoo. Last year, he dressed as Dracula on this day and he LOVED stomping around the zoo. This year, his lion costume just wasn’t cutting it.
As usual, the lions and the giraffes were our favorites although the monkeys are becoming increasingly more interesting to Javi. They are always so active (not like the larger animals or the cats) so they’re entertaining. We like this time of year because it’s typically cooler (and the foliage is pretty) but it was actually really hot. Side note: I learned that Frye boots aren’t good for zoo visits — my beautiful boots are really, really dirty. I need some boot cleaner recommendations, asap.
“Zoo Boo Days” in photos:
We’re still going strong through our “fall goals”! Up next: a community day complete with pumpkin painting, trunk-or-treat, a birthday party (yet another opportunity for that lion costume) and of course, trick-or-tricking on Halloween!