National Zoo (September)

On Sept 1, we decided to check out the National Zoo. I’m pretty sure I have been there before, but it was a very long time ago. The National Zoo is free, and basically situated on a big hill. Parking was tough and of course, we didn’t think to check out what the situation was. Fortunately, we found street parking without too much trouble.

I really liked this mural by the gorillas:

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The few exhibits with active animals were super crowded and it was really hard to get a view sometimes. Like all the people watching for the baby gorilla.

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We did get a really nice view of the panda though!

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Elena was definitely very interested in the pandas!

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We might have let her pick out a stuffed animal. Or two.

Elephant!

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I’m sure this is fine.

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I got to use our first aid kit on a skinned knee. Poor baby. This was the summer of skinned knees.

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Ice cream, hooray!

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Lions!
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On our way out we split some food truck dumplings, which were excellent. Fun day! We’ll definitely check out the zoo in Baltimore when we get some nice weather again!

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