Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Morning at the National Zoo

We arrived about 9:30 am and, over the course of 3 hours, saw Cheetahs (one of them got a dead rabbit to eat for a treat), Pandas (just caught sight before they were taken in for breakfast), lionesses (very interested in a duck mom and chicks swimming in their habitat), a lone Tiger (chillin in his shady spot), and an Orangutan (who we later saw navigating the rope bridge 4 or so stories up, and which goes across the pedestrian paths).

After the Zoo, it was lunch at Subway in north DC on Connecticut Ave, quick shopping for a toy at a fabulous local-owned Toy Shop (forgot the name unfortunately), home for a movie (The new Muppet Movie), then playing with the neighbors and a hot dog dinner outside in today's beautiful College Park weather.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Playground Adventure!

It was such a lovely Thursday to be outside.

A fun alternative

It took a bus and a Zipcar to get us to the Fairland Gymnastics Center so the kids could jump on a trampoline for their Open Gym hour. However the Center forgot to tell me it is only for kids 6 and under. I was finally informed, after I paid admission for them, by the Gym instructor - so that way the kids are already excited, actually seeing the place with all the fun equipment and other kids playing. Then they could only refund my money by check, which takes 2-3 weeks - what, are they investing my $10, and refunded it when their dividends pay?
Well, we made the best of things and the kids played outdoors, on the enormous playground near the main building. After that I treated the kids to donuts from Rawlins Bakery in Beltsville. mmmmmm!