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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Trip to the Zoo

Camden and I have been to the zoo several time, but today was Dasha's first experience at the large animal experience.  The Kansas City Zoo is okay in terms of variety, but it is extremely spread out so it takes a long time to see everything, so you have to have all day to see everything.  They have a train, a tram, a carousel, and now a new Ski Safari.

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!


  1. I do not enjoy going to the KC Zoo either! Some of their exhibits are very nice but like you said, it is SO spread out! Makes for a very long, and most of the time hot, day! The Topeka Zoo is my favorite of the two, exhibits are close together, you can make a 3hr trip of it and spend another couple of hours playing at the playground across the street! Glad you guys had fun, it was a great day for the zoo!

  2. Great news on the bloodwork. It's so great to see Dasha growing up into a healthy and happy little girl. Glad you guys had fun at the zoo.

  3. I miss going to the Sedgwich County Zoo by Wichita! I've only been to the KC Zoo once but it wasn't my favorite. Nikita the polar bear is pretty cool though.

  4. I started following your blog after a few posts you made on "A Path Home" (Jessi & I went to college together) and today I just had to comment because we were at the Zoo on Saturday & at that very Sea Lion show! Small world! Thanks for your heart for adoption!

    1. So you probably heard her screaming! She has the loudest ear piercing scream that I have ever heard in my life!

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