Tigers, leopard cubs, and elephants, oh my!
Today we are off to the zoo with friends. Our local zoo, the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium located in Point Defiance Park is a highly recognized zoo for the way that it treats the animals, and its visitors.
A full, one way circuit of the zoo is 2.5 miles . . . if we don't go zig-zagging from one place to another for any reason. Usually we zig zag, so it's a great way to get some walking exercise for everyone.
When my kids were little, we used to go there weekly for a good, outdoor walk/dash/chase. My oldest daughter loves to sit and watch the sharks in the aquarium, and founded her love of marine biology there. My youngest has been drawn the big cats, especially the tigers, but she is also fascinated by the aquarium. The touch tank there is small, but it is the best one we've ever visited. Now, that they are older, they attend zoo camp once a year, and learn about animal care, research, and conservation in small groups of 10-12 kids with fun, experienced teachers.
Today is just about fun, getting outside, and going dewy-eyed over leopard cubs.
Do you have any favorite places to get outside and play?
On my exercise and health track: I've walk-jogged 11 miles so far this week and plan to get in 2-4 today, plus I've logged 1/2 mile while swimming. And I've been eating salads every day.
"Now, where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17
Go, Be Free, Get Outside, and Praise God for His awesome creation!