Saturday, April 04, 2009

Perfect Day!

Or as pretty close to perfect as can be. We haven't been to the zoo since last year, and with the temperatures supposed to be in the mid 60's (18 celcius) and which it turned out to be, we decided to head to the zoo. We also decided to bring our bikes and lunch too, since Forest Park has so much to offer.
We quickly found a parking lot and walked to the penguins first (Lucas's request).
It was so cool because it was feeding time while there. I guess we got lucky because they are only fed twice daily.

We also saw lion country and rivers edge (that's where the rhino's, elephants are).

We didn't even see half of the animals at the zoo. The St. Louis zoo is just so awesome, and has so much to see, and we just love to visit.

Around lunchtime we headed back to the truck, got our food and sat and ate lunch on the lawn overlooking a beautiful lake and the art museum. Lucas loved it so much. It was truly amazing to see him be so content just looking at the water - and we enjoyed how quiet he was ;-)

After lunch we jumped on our bikes and rode for 8 miles (13 km) around Forest Park. A lot of people think it's so neat how Lucas sits on the back of Dwayne's bike. He had gotten too big for his baby seat which sat on my bike.

Lucas loved that he got to see so much construction equiment on the loop. They are completely redoing one of the highways in St. Louis, and it was so strange to see the highway we take to the zoo completely gone and just a lot of dirt instead.

We returned to the truck and headed home. We were all tired after all that fresh air. Lucas took a long nap in the car on the way home.

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