Giraffes, zebras and elephants, oh my

Monday, March 31, 2014
The Opryland Hotel was great (minus some noisy neighbors that drove me crazy last night, but didn't seem to phase the baby). Where else can you go for a ride on a delta riverboat inside the hotel after breakfast.

The weather took a turn for the sunnier yesterday so we got to go visit the Nashville Zoo before heading back to Huntsville. This was Perry's first zoo experience. We knew he would love it because he is quite obsessed with all things animals right now. He did. He got to see real live elephants, and zebras and tigers (aka big kitty cats) and his favorite...the giraffes.

First stop was the petting zoo with lots of goats to meet.

The flamingos are so pretty and pink

Then it was on to bigger and more wild things like leopards and zebras

...and the giraffes...

and the elephants! Right as we walked up the zookeepers began feeding the elephants, driving around the habitat dropping hay and carrot slices all around to coax the elephants out of the back corner where they were all being antisocial. We got to see the elephants walk right in front of us and eat little carrot slices with their trunks. So cool!

The zoo also had a whole kangaroo enclosure...that you can walk through. get to go inside and watch kangaroos hop around you. Seriously cool.

I caught that last one in action, mid-hop.

It was such a fun day and a fun little family weekend getaway to Nashville. Now it is back to the real world. And Gina and Travis if you are reading this...we can't wait to see your pictures of all the African animals...actually living in Africa!

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