Reston Zoo

We met up with friends at the Reston Zoo for a picnic. The boys had a great time running around, even though we encountered rain and hail during our visit. April weather is mighty unpredictable.

The spider monkey played peek-a-boo with us out of his tree house.

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The bunnies were super cute. We fed them some of our animal pellets. These two had found a better way to stay close to the food.

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They were still in that food bowl when we left 3 hours later. I guess nobody else wanted it by that point.

The goats stole our dixie cup full of food. Stole it. Right out of my hand.

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Matthew declared the baby goats “soooo cute!”

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The kangaroo posed very nicely for us.

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He (she?) was a lot easier to photograph than the boys.

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This next picture is just for Aunt Susie.

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Matthew put some food out for the ducks, but they ignored it. So he helpfully pointed it out and yelled “Hey duck! There’s your food!” They pretended not to hear.

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Matthew especially loved the reptile house. I hate the reptile house. We had to go in 4 or 5 times. Ick.

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I really didn’t think I could get him to stick his head through. He looks pretty cute, doesn’t he?

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After lunch, we headed out for a wagon ride. Lauren, Max, Luke and Matthew enjoyed looking out at the animals.

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Our driver insisted the camel was sleeping.

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After the ride started the weather got dicey. The wind picked up, then the rain started. Then we realized it was hailing. The boys got ice in their hair. The animals had a little more sense.

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As soon as the ride stopped, the sun came out. We headed off to chase geese look at the other animals. All the boys liked the crocodile. He was big and fat and not moving at all. Luke decided he looked hungry and threw in a pretzel fish. You have to look closely, but it’s there in the bottom right part of the photo.

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The croc does not look as amused as we were by this.

It rained twice more before we finally made it to the car. Matthew cried when we left. David was asleep before we left the parking lot.

I expect we’ll be heading back again soon.

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April 23, 2009. David, Matthew, the boys, trips.

2 Comments

  1. Susie replied:

    Pony!!!!! I am so jealous. Clem will be too when I tell him about the bunnie and the baby goats. There’s wildlife here in Manhattan but it’s definitely a different sort.

  2. Susie replied:

    Pony!!!!! I am so jealous. Clem will be too when I tell him about the bunnies and the baby goats. There’s wildlife here in Manhattan but it’s definitely a different sort.

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