So here we are on a fabulous Sunday morning. We got annual passes for the family at the Central Florida Zoo and apparently there is a partership or understanding that if you are a member of the Zoological Association of America (the ZAA) you honor other zoo's members. So, long paragraph just to say that we are attending the AWESOME Houston Zoo for the podunk price of the Central Florida Zoo (no offense Orlandoians). Athena loves it and all that it has to offer. We have like real animals here like lions, tigers, bears (oh my!), elephants, giraffes, koalas, cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, okapis (don't know what it is...ask athena :) No seriously, here it is
Although it bears striped markings reminiscent of the zebra, it is most closely related to the giraffe.
Here is Michael and Michael Jr. enjoying the sea lion. Even Mr. "I hate being outdoors in this oppresive houston heat" Atkinson likes the zoo. There is a gorgeous carousel and a little splashground for the kids. There is also a petting zoo and a playground. No, I didn't buy stock in the zoo, I am just so happy we get to come here for FREEEEEEEEEE (just look at saylor's excitement).
Sweet "Sayer Girl" in her new hat at the FREEEEEEEEEEE Zoo.
Athena sitting on a turtle in the splashground at the FREEEEEEEE Zoo (such a well trained turtle too....just like the sea lion)
And me....blogger extraordinaire, enjoying the...well you know what.