|I tried to entertain Ella in the hotel room by taking her picture. This did not work.|
|Garrett and Ella at the zoo|
The zoo is always a bonus. Thankfully if you are a member of a zoo you usually get discounts at other zoos. The particular zoo we visited had a baby giraffe AND a baby hippo. We do not have hippos at our zoo (and after talking to the zoo keeper I understand why. 150 lbs of food per day per hippo? A serious amount of poop. Talk about high maintenance!) The upside to going to the zoo in the off season is there is no one else there. The downside is there was not a whole lot to see as animals were in for the winter. Thankfully we had a 50 degree day so being outside was an option- what a blessing.
|The tigers were active|
|Inside the Giraffe House|
|The daddy hippo.|
And they called him the most wild thing of all...
|Ella Un-Impressed (title of her autobiography)|
At another critical point, we went to Chuck E. Cheese to play games. (note- they always have coupons on their website that will get you a good deal on tokens or pizza...if you are brave enough to eat their pizza) It took me back to the high school days, when all my friends worked at Chuck E. Cheese.
|Drew driving and Ella "helping" (these types of pictures are becoming common. The theme of Ella's life is "It's hard work being the boss when everyone treats you like a baby.")|
|I think this look is called "Cold Steel" (Zoolander, anybody?)|
|I had this vision of a pic with my little man. But he did not catch the vision. |
(By the way, I call this hairstyle "Weird Hotel Water Hair". What's up with that?)
And we are home. And kids are sleeping. And Garrett is catching up on a dose of Battlestar Galactica. And I am procrastinating the Christmas letter. Sheesh.
Thanks for reading that little trip summary. Any one travelling for Christmas?