We meant to leave Steven's Point around 9 am and get to the zoo by 11. Well, as these things go, we didn't leave till around 10 and didn't actually get into the zoo till about 12:30. Needless to say, this made for a LOOOOONG day. But it was still super fun!
When we got to Madison, we met up with Amber's friend Kelsey for a little bit. A nice parking police-man asked us if we wanted him to take this picture so we could all be in it :)
We also at a picnic lunch before we went into the zoo, since we didn't want to spend a bunch of money on hot dogs etc. By the way, Lunchables are absolutely disgusting. I don't know why I wanted them so bad in elementary school!
Once we got to the zoo, it was 4 nonstop hours of looking at animals and reading signs. Of course there was some goofing around too!
Buddys's arms compared to monkey arms!
These giraffes were separated by a fence, since I guess they had been fighting haha!
This tiger was pissed.
Buddy as a baby kangaroo!
Mama with antlers!
On the train ride!
Alligator snapping turtle. Totally gross, and also fascinating.
The otters! Buddy played with them for a long time, they loved the attention!
At about 4:30, we finally left the zoo. We stopped at Kelsey's house to eat a quick dinner, then started home.
As you can see from the Capitol Building in the background, he didn't even make it out of town before he crashed :)
The zoo was amazing, I'm really glad I've got a friend like Amber who loves hanging out with my kiddo, and I want to go back again sometime soon!