We took our little guy to the zoo today (along with about half the Tourists in DC). A few of his insights included:
- "Gorilla, Gorilla, Gorilla!!!" -- our little guy wasn't quite sure what to make of the zoo when we first arrived. All he saw were big, confusing looking, crowds. And then we made it to the primate house, where he got to see a real live Gorilla, just like one in his book. He was instantly sold on the place.
- The small mammal house can be summarized in a single world: squirrel. Everything in there looks pretty much like the critters that run around our yard. Oh, and when can we see more gorillas?!
- "Ball!" -- that's what our little guy shouted when we got to the elephant enclosure. True, there was a large concrete ball-like structure to be seen - but I might have thought he'd found the elephants themselves more interesting. I would be wrong. Balls rock.
- "Teddy Bear" - that's what our little guy shouted when he saw his first glimpse of a giant panda sitting around munching on bamboo. Pretty good description, if you ask me.
All in all, we had a really fun time. I can't believe we're only a 20 minute drive from the place. Next time our little one can't do day care because he's waiting for antibiotics to kick in, we're so going to the zoo.