Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Day at the Zoo

Last Friday, on our way to Charleston, Michael and I stopped in Columbia to go to the Riverbanks Zoo. We had never been there, and we get 50% off with our Greenville Zoo Pass. Our pass expires this month, so this was going to be our last chance to go.

The weather was beautiful! 80 degrees in December. I was actually wishing we had worn shorts!

With the map, leading the way!
The Zoo is incredible, and we had so much fun. It was not crowded at all, which was nice.

The first stop was the kangaroo walkabout! I could believe they were right there!
Michael with a wallaby

The kangaroos were napping
Next were the Gorillas! I couldn't believe how big they were!

My favorite part was getting to feed the giraffes! That was so cool! I couldn't believe we could do that. Michael fed them too, and didn't hesitate for a second, even when their long tongues were reaching out for more lettuce.

There was also an area to feed the birds. We went it to watch first, to see if Michael wanted to do that. But after he saw birds landing all over another lady, he thought it would be good just to watch. Haha!

In the barnyard area, Michael got to practice milking a cow!

I think Michael's favorite part was the carousel. He loves the one at Disney, so to be able to ride one, not at Disney was pretty cool for him.

We also spent a lot of time in the Reptile/Aquarium Building. He loved looking at all of the snakes, but made sure to ask if there was Glass between us, so they wouldn't bite! They even had sharks!

We had so much fun at the zoo and we probably could have stayed even longer. If only we were closer, we could get a zoo pass for that zoo too.

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