Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vacation 2010: Day 2 – Columbus Zoo

After the Shedd Aquarium we headed to Fort Wayne to visit some close friends of ours. They were so kind to open up their home to us and not only offered us a room to stay in but fed us two meals too!! We headed out (day 2) from Fort Wayne at about 10:30am, this was a little later than we had planned, but we couldn’t help it, it’s just so hard to stop hanging out with friends!! IMG_0203Even still, better late than never, we headed towards the Columbus Zoo. After a few wrong turns, a pee accident, mama getting hungry (for those of you who know me, know what a big deal that is!!), a few traffic woes and what seemed like endless miles of nothingness we finally made it to the zoo at 2:30, 2 1/2 hours before it was supposed to close!! IMG_0214Although we weren’t able to see even half of the zoo, it was still worth all our troubles, because we were able to meet a real-life blogging friend!! IMG_0213Monica over at Discover Their Gifts and her family met us at the zoo and showed us around (In the above picture are the two of us, our children and Monica’s niece. Our hubbies are missing from this picture, but they were both there). This was a trip highlight for me, I consider Monica a friend, and it was so nice to finally meet in person.IMG_0217Monica’s family did a great job of showing us all the zoo we could fit in in 2 hours. Her older daughter, Arianna, took a real liking to Lexie and was just too sweet, holding her hand and trying her best to befriend our somewhat stubborn daughter. :) IMG_0197The kids enjoyed a few minutes at the petting zoo, which I really thought would be Lexa’s favorite part, but she seemed to still be warming up from the stressful car ride down. By the time we got to the lions she was beginning to be her normal cheery self and I think she enjoyed them a little more than anything else. IMG_0193We saw the polar bears, elephants, rhinos, tigers and lions and several other animals in between. IMG_0207The Columbus Zoo, is an amazing zoo, probably the nicest zoo I’ve ever been too. I wish we could have seen more, but now that I know how nice it is and have friends that live near by, I’m sure we’ll be back to explore a little more! IMG_0198After the zoo we drove the remaining 3 hours to Pittsburgh, and stayed overnight there.

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