I had the opportunity to take the kids to the zoo. The winter weather was as good as it gets this time of year and the animals, though some stayed inside due to the cold, were in good spirits.
As Dylan shows here, the meercats were a lot of fun. Dylan especially enjoyed them - with ketchup.
The highlight of the trip was the Lorakeet Landing. The pretty birds are always a lot of fun and were climbing all over the kids. The zoo charges a buck for the "nectar" to feed the birds. The birds then go crazy for the sugar water and will drink it from your hands.
We also got a chance to see the new Red River Hog exhibit. The hogs, to me, are some of the ugliest creatures on the planet. The kids however loved 'em. The other really fun exhibit, imo, was the gibbons. There was one really cute gibbon that was asleep in the bushes really close to us.
My favorite part of the day was the zoo playground. The playground at the zoo is top tier and gave the kids lots of fun playtime to burn off some energy that built up to cabin fever levels over the previous week.
It was a fun day for all of us. We all enjoyed the time we spent together.