apart from that, i'm sure my kids got some good information and carefully observed the animals. not really. they ran around competing to see who could point out the exhibited animal first since most of them were hiding or semi-camouflaged. that was really awesome since there were an abnormal amount of families with small children there the same day. i was a little embarrassed as my kids kept running up to the cages with the families there right as they were trying to snap a picture of their 3 year old with a monkey. i got lots of looks, and i just had to give the shoulder shrug back. all i have to say is that if you have a major problem with a group of wild 10 year olds ruining your pics, go to the zoo when school is over.
favorite quotes from the zoo:
student at the reptile exhibit: "i want a pet snake, but my mom says i can't get one until i move out of the house."
man on the intercom on our train ride through the wilds of africa: "we're now in the african lowland area. they're doing some work right now (as dirt moving tractor machine is doing its job), so if you want to see these animals, you'll have to come back at a future date."
i do have to say, i went on an awesome field trip last week. i selflessly volunteered to go with the honor choir to a water park. all i have to say is lazy river. all day. now that was nice.