Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hogle Zoo

We decided to hit up the zoo in Salt Lake today with Jen's parents in town. The weather was beautiful and even though we could tell Zach wasn't feeling any better....he was presenting he was so he could get out of the house.  We doped him up with Tylenol and took our wagon with us so he could sit and enjoy the zoo instead of having to walk around so much.

Dustin had a secret plan...that involved buying a membership to the Hogle Zoo.  When we looked over all the prices, it only takes 2-3 trips to the zoo a year to have the membership pay for itself.  The zoo membership also allows you to take in one guest with your family for free!  So we did it.  We now have memberships to Thanksgiving Point, Living Planet Aquarium and the Hogle Zoo.  Yes, we do get out and about quite a bit on the weekends and make use of all of the memberships!

We are always amazed by the elephants every time we come here - they are so active.  Logan could stay right at this spot in the zoo for hours just watching the elephants.

The giraffes were also out and about.  This is the first time we had taken the kids inside the giraffe house. Logan was so kind, he offered one of the giraffe's some fruit snacks.

We saw the tigers too!  Zach and Logan decided they wanted a pet tiger for the house - so they could play with him and ride him like a horse....uh, sure.

The final event for the day was to ride the Merry-Go-Round.  Check out the smile on Zach's face.  He is riding a tiger! 

We finished up with some soft serve ice cream cones.  Zach ate about 1/4 of his and said he was done.  We all just looked at each other confused....a 4 year old refusing an ice cream cone?  This can only mean one thing.....a trip to the doctor is in order, the kid really isn't feeling well (no matter how hard he pretends he is NOT!).

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