Friday, April 25, 2014

Washington DC National Zoo

To kick off Spring Break with our kiddos last Saturday, we loaded them up for a "surprise" road trip and hit the road! They had no idea where we were going. It was so fun to surprise them! The DC zoo is about three hours from us, so not too far away for a day trip! :)



The kids were SO excited to see we were going to the zoo!! They were all SO good the whole day too! Despite allllll of the walking we had to do, lol!



We found this quiet little area with these monkey statues and "monkeyed around" a little bit while we had a picnic lunch! :)


These orangutans went across our heads on these ropes! This was the kids' favorite part!


We also had some fun trying to walk like a Gibbon!


We got to get pretty close to a sea lion too!


Aleah enjoyed reading the map and trying to figure out what animal we were going to see next!


She still showed her little attitude though!


The kids had a great day and were very happy that day joined us on this adventure!


32 comments:

  1. That's super cool. Love the mirror with the kids trying to look like the monkey

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  2. That looks like a wonderful family outing. My family hasn't been to the zoo in quite a while now that the kids have gotten older. You're never to old for a trip to the zzoo, though.

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  3. Oh we LOVE the zoo. I swear my oldest daughter and me can get lost in there for hours in peace with all the animals. Looks like you guys had a blast. Love the monkeys photos :)

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  4. We have a pretty small zoo where we live, but we are members and go at least every other week. I wonder if DC National zoo is one of the ones we get free/discounted entry at. . .

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  5. Looks like you made some amazing family memories!

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  6. That looks like a lot of fun. We've been meaning to get to our state zoo for a while, but never make it. We need to get there soon before it's too hot!

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  7. It looks like they had a great time! I love the National Zoo and we actually take our first graders there each year, they love it!

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  8. I LOVE the National Zoo. I Haven't been there in years, but I have family in Bethesda, so I spent a lot of time there growing up!

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  9. Thanks for transporting us to this special zoo. I hope some day we are able to take our family for a visit, but for now wer really enjoyed this post!

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  10. We loved this Zoo! I am also working on my Zoo posts form So Cal. I love how much my son enjoys animals, and hopefully all or kids will be inspired to keep more animals form becoming extinct.

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  11. Looks like a lovely day you all had...and good weather too. I love the monkeys!

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  12. What a great zoo and it looks like you had lots of fun. My kids love seeing the rhinos and giraffes!

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  13. Amazing pics... and seems kids had tons of fun at the zoo

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  14. What fun photos. It sure looks like your kids had a blast. Amber N

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  15. Your little ones are so cute! I love that zoo. My sister lives in the DC area and we love visiting the National Zoo.

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  16. I have been to Washington DC numerous time but never to the zoo. Our next trip I plan to put the zoo on our schedule.

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  17. Awesome photos! The monkey statues were neat! I took my girls to the zoo last year with free tickets from the library!

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  18. The zoo in DC is on my bucket list. Such great pictures.I love seeing all the different animals and learning about them. Fun+learning= awesome!

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  19. What a fun way to kick off spring break! Our kids love to travel and visit animals. win/win

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  20. We have DC on our list of places we want to travel when we move back East in a couple months and now I may need to add the DC Zoo to our list of places to visit. Looks fun!

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  21. Looks Like Everyone Has Fun You Have A Beautiful Family Thank You For Sharing!

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  22. What a fun trip! I'd love to take my boys there!

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  23. We love our Atlanta zoo, and we're lucky it's in the same city. 3 hours is a haul, but makes a special trip.

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  24. What a great surprise trip for the family! It looks like everyone had a blast :)

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  25. This looks like so much fun, you got a lot of wonderful photos too! I would love to make it there someday soon!

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  26. I would love to go to a zoo that is this big. It looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I visited there with my daughter years ago when we were in DC. The best part was that it was free - and there were pandas!

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  28. Days at the zoo are fun. I'd love to see the one in DC. Your pics are fun!

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  29. What a fun zoo. My kids love visiting our local zoo!

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  30. My kids LOVE the zoo too! Makes me laugh how they cry about walking being to hard at the grocery store but can walk all day at the zoo!

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  31. We spend many summer days at our local zoo. It's great exercise and the kids learn so much.

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  32. Looks like you had great time! My son loves to go to the zoo also and monkeys are our favorites also!

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