Friday, September 10, 2010

We went to the zoo....

and saw not a single animal.

Yes you read right. On one of our most recent trips to the zoo we didn't see a single animal. Instead I packed Maddie's bathing suit and towel and she spent the morning running around and getting soaking wet!

In the main plaza of the Virginia Zoo there happens to be a giant 20,000 pound granite globe floating on a cushion of water. Awesome. From my personal expertise {or the fact that we rode on the zoo train twice} I can tell you that the globe weighs more than two elephants. It's huge! Even cooler just the smallest kid can push it and it will twirl. Totally Awesome {like I said!}.

Surrounding the awesome globe are kiddo friendly fountains! Basically there is a splash park right inside the entrance to the zoo!

So Maddie and I {and a ton of other mommy's and kiddos} spending the hot mornings letting our little ones run themselves silly through the fountains!


Kim @ Life of a Modern Mom said...

Sounds awesome! Splash pads are the best!

Christy said...

That is SO COOL!!!! My kids would love it. We don't have anything like that near us.

Lindsay said...

hoo how awesome! I wish we had a splash pad around here! That floating globe is awesome!