After a week of days like this one, Gideon and I took the day off from packing to go to the zoo. Despite my good intentions, I had never taken Gideon to the zoo before and it was just as crowded, sweaty, and magical as I remember it being when I was a child.
Silas dropped us off on his way to robotics and I figured since it was an hour and a half till closing the place would be emptying out. We found that while it WAS emptying out there were just as many people going in! The zoo was, to be cliche, a zoo.
I had hemmed and hawed about taking my good camera since Gideon and I would be busing home and my camera is heavy. But looking at the pictures from this afternoon that I took with it, I'm so, so happy I decided to bring it!
We left the zoo tired but happy and the weather was so wonderful we even enjoyed waiting for the bus. We ended up walking much farther than I had anticipated so I was happy to find that while I had blisters on my feet, my ankles were not swollen at all! We didn't even get sunburned! You gotta love that March sun.