We live less than an hour from the fabulous Henry.Doorly zoo in Omaha. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, we haven't ever taken the little man. It's been too hot, Decs has been too much of a busy body, one of us has been too sick, blah blah blah. Well, this last Thursday we had slotted the day for our annual Mahoney.State.Park trip so we stole another family member's idea and tacked the zoo on to the beginning of our long weekend away from home.
Let me just say that there is no way we'll ever halfway recreate the experience we had. Not only was it the first time for Declan to see some amazing exhibits (there's nothing like a million "wows" and curiosities) but there was NO ONE there. Seriously--we had several "are they closing this place down early??" moments. Apparently 2pm on a Thursday is the exact time to have the zoo to yourself.
So, to conclude my ramblings, it was fabulous. Declan was in awe, we were loving it and it couldn't have been more fun for our little family.