Monday, July 11, 2011

3 1/2 Hours at the Zoo

We girls went to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo this morning. Originally we had planned to spend most of the day at the zoo. However, the weather made us change our plans. It isn't much fun to see the outdoor exhibits when it's sunny, hot and humid. So we went to the zoo from 9:00 to 12:30. Here is what we did in three and a half hours:

- Saw all of the outdoor African animal exhibits (gazelles, antelopes, etc.)
- Fed the fish from the bridge
- Watched the sea lions swim laps
- Climbed to the top of "Elephant Hill" to see the rhinos
- Took a round-trip ride on the Skyfari (ski lift)
- Snacked on Goldfish while walking to...
- Bear Canyon
- Rode the Carousel
- Rode the Train
- Walked up a heavy hill to see...
- The Cat House
- Witnessed a female lion (literally) drooling over the prospect of snacking on my girls
- Checked out all the creatures at the indoor aquarium

If you are familiar with the expansive size of Omaha's Zoo, you know we covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. We also had to pick and choose which exhibits and attractions to see and do today because there was no way we could fit it all in this morning. There's always next time!