On Sunday, we visited the Rogers Williams Zoo in Providence for the first time this year. Our timing was perfect and we avoided the crowds. We arrived around 10:00 and as we were leaving, after lunch, people were streaming in through the gates.
The girls had a wonderful time. We were able to view the giraffes and elephants inside one of the buildings. The elephants were having a bath, which we watched. Although, Emily was a bit disappointed when they didn't go into a tub.
The small turtles were inside one of the buildings - I suspect because it was a bit chilly outside. Their area was being cleaned out and the caregiver had left the door open. One of the turtles escaped into the general pedestrian area. (She knew the turtle was leaving because she told him not to come crying to her if he got hit by a stroller.) Anyway, the girls thought that it was hysterical. Although, Anna was terrified. Of the turtle. You should have seen me drag her past it to get outside.
Em apparently told Little Lion that she would say hi to his mommy and daddy but unfortunately, there are no lions at this zoo.
Anna is afraid of seals too. Anna has also been wearing Emily's too-small leopard print shoes.
The girls asked if I would take pictures of them on this dog statue.
There was dessert drama. You can still see the tear on Allie's face. That child loves ice cream and ate that entire serving.
When we arrived home, the girls played zoo. I was quite amazed with their creativity in setting up pens and display areas for the animals.
[We have a family membership, which (due to a special) is good for 14 months. That costs $79 versus the $60 we would have paid for one visit.]