Monday, August 22, 2011

weekend: a petting zoo (and a train ride that never happened)

I counted…we only have four summer weekends left. Hard to believe. This summer has been full, and we still got a few things left on the horizon before it officially ends. And in the midst of it all, we will be celebrating a wedding anniversary and two birthdays. Anna will also be turning a year and half. Like everyone else, I am planning on enjoying the last summer days to the fullest.

This weekend we went to Reston Zoo, a petting zoo nearby.

In summary, in a list format:
// Anna doesn’t like barns. She can’t get use to the smell.
// A baby goat wandered up to us and licked me. It freaked Anna out.
// She doesn’t care for the animals. She was slightly interested in the gators, but that may just be because she liked standing on the viewing platform.
// She was also slightly interested in the ducks, but that may just be because she liked walking on dirt.
// She LOVED walking on gravel. Next time we are taking her to a construction site.
// She petted a bunny. And a goat I think.
// The raisins saved the day. We had finished the entire zoo and still had 35 minutes before the wagon ride. The raisins kept Anna happy.
// The complementary wagon ride was the highlight of the zoo. The camels, ostriches, and water buffalos got super close. Again, Anna couldn’t care less, but she liked the ride.
// $24 for 2 adults. Eh, not worth it. Especially since Anna didn’t appreciate it. Maybe when she’s older, but by then we will have to pay for her.
Reston Zoo
Reston Zoo
Reston Zoo
Reston Zoo
Yesterday we went to Burke Lake Park, wanting to re-live the day when Anna turned 16 weeks old with a train ride. It was a bummer that the impending rain/storm caused the train to stop running 20 minutes before we got there. So we took her to the lake part of the park and she still had a little bit of fun stepping into the water. We will probably try the train again next week.
Burke Lake Park
Check out this picture, taken at the same location.
Burke Lake Park
See more images from the Reston Zoo.

5 comments:

  1. Aw, too bad she wasn't too interested in the petting zoo. You never know with those little ones. Looks like she enjoyed the water though!

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  2. I think you're right, Anna would enjoy a construction site! she's adorable!

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  3. Hope you guys stay safe through Irene! Will be thinking about you, for sure!

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  4. Next year, Baby B will be joining us on that little pier.

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  5. Nothing wrong with only being interested in ducks!

    :)

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