Cincy Zoo Trip

25 May

Eli was super excited about the zoo.

Our family LOVES the zoo.  Let me say that again we LOVE LOVE going to the zoo.  Some of my favorite memories growing up involve visiting the Cincinnati Zoo so I was really excited at the opportunity to take Brandon and Elijah a few weeks ago.  Brandon decided to give me my Mother’s Day present early (a zoo pass).  🙂

The elephants are one of my favorite exhibits.

Like any kid Eli really enjoys going to the zoo too!  In Elijah’s short lifetime he has already been to four zoos: Louisville Zoo, Memphis Zoo, Nashville Zoo, and most recently the Cincinnati Zoo.  Since we bought a pass I”m sure we will be back every couple of weeks.

Sleepy lions.

Eli kept saying, “Wake up sleepy lions! The lion says roar.”

The thing I love about having a zoo membership is that we don’t feel rushed to see absolutely every exhibit and “get our money’s worth.”  We fell in love with the Cincy Zoo fast and saw almost all of the exhibits.

Manatee springs. Eli and Brandon are actually laying inside of this big glass bubble watching fish and a manatee swim.

While Eli was in the bubble a fish swam underneath him. He loved it and was not a bit scared.

Bubble love

At the giraffe exhibit.

For our family we find that a zoo pass is one of our favorite ways to splurge.  When you consider the number of visits we make annually to the zoo it turns out to be a pretty good deal.  On our zoo trip we actually took a picnic and cooler which allowed us to avoid pricey concessions.  A zoo membership also gives you reciprocity with other zoos.  Believe it or not we actually stopped at the Nashville zoo last summer while coming home from visiting family in Arkansas.  With our Louisville Zoo membership we were granted free admission.  We only stayed about 2 hours but it was a wonderful break from all of that traveling for everyone.

What a great way to spend time together. I’m sure Brandon and I will end up on a date at the zoo before the summer ends.

Probably Elijah’s favorite exhibit wasn’t an animal exhibit at all.  It was THE TRAIN!!!

Eli thought we were riding on James since the train was red. 😉

So thankful for time spent together as a family enjoying all of the wonderful creatures that God has made!


7 Responses to “Cincy Zoo Trip”

  1. Rachel May 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    It was great to see you there while we there on our field trip!! Next year, I’m hoping we’ll get a pass for little bit. We could make a day of it together! 🙂

    • emersonfamily May 28, 2012 at 1:00 am #

      You too! Maybe later in the summer (before school starts) we can go with Little Bit if you feel up to it. 🙂

  2. Renee Emerson May 25, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    wow eli is getting so big!

    we’ll have to invest in a zoo pass maybe this fall when we’re not traveling all over the place =)

    • emersonfamily May 28, 2012 at 1:03 am #

      Zuzu is gtting so big. Come visit soon! I hate that we don’t have vacation this year to come visit. 😦

  3. laurapete May 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    Aww so adorable!!!! Eli looks just like his daddy. You’re family is too cute! I hope I can come for a visit soon.

    • emersonfamily May 28, 2012 at 1:01 am #

      Thanks. Eli is definitely becoming more and more like Brandon everyday. Please come visit soon.

  4. Allie May 28, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Looks like soooo much fun! We love the Zoo too. 🙂

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