Our membership had expired so first we had to go renew our membership and that took a while. Even though we arrived right when they opened it was very busy as it was a beautiful day out. High of 70. I normally don't go on weekends due to crowds, but Camden really wanted to ride the camels and they are only out on weekends until after Memorial Day, then they are out every day.
So we got in and it was time for the Sea Lion show so we went over to watch it, we got a great spot to view right where the sea lion performed a lot of his tricks. Though it ended up being a little dramatic in the end.
See, very close, well the sea lion does a little "trick" where he stands up on his back legs and leans against the fence and kisses the trainer. Well he just happened to land right in front of Dasha and he looked her right in the eye! I am talking about maybe 6 inches, and a fence of course, separating their faces. Well needless to say Dasha jumped out of the stroller into my arms so fast it wasn't even funny and she was screaming her head off in the meantime! If you would of saw it, it really was funny, but she didn't think so! Overall she loved the show, but wouldn't leave my arms until we left the area.
We then went and rode the train, the carousel and then we went and rode the camel. I rode in the back with Dasha, and Camden rode in the front of the hump. They both loved that! As it is hard to take a self-portrait on a moving animal, I only have a good picture of Camden. The ones of Dasha and I look all distorted!
After that we took the tram out to Africa, highly recommended as it is a very long walk to Africa, and we went and saw the gorillas, the lions, and the cheetahs. We also rode the boat, which is a huge waste of money. That was the first and last time we ride the boat. While we got a good view of the giraffe's it was very slow, hot, and the kids about went nuts on this 30 minute crawl through the water. By this time it was almost 12:30 and the kids were starving, so we took the tram back to the entrance and stopped by the polar bear exhibit and then we were on our way home. We stopped off by Wendy's on the way to feed the kids and they were ready for bed when we got home! They had a great time. Now that we have done all the rides, next time we can look at more animals!
Oh yes, on a quick side note, Dasha's blood work came back and all her levels were good, so now we can just switch to a regular multi vitamin! Yeah, no more supplements!