We took a little trip on Monday to Asheboro to the zoo. It has been three and a half years since we went to that zoo, so the kids didn't really remember it very well. The zoo is quite nice - very natural, with lots of room for all the animals. However, that means a ton of walking. I was quite tuckered out by the end of the day. Some of the highlights: the otters, the bird that followed us in the aviary (Gabe is really into birds right now so he was delighted), the funny baboons, and the perrrrfect weather. The boys were happy almost the whole time, and Carina was so cooperative, sleeping in the stroller most of the time.
After wearing outselves out at the zoo, we went to our hotel. Even though it is short trip to Asheboro, we decided to take advantage of Chad's hotel points and got a room for the night to make it more of an outing. We went to Golden Corral for dinner. It has been years since I have been to one, and I have to say, the best part is having so many dessert options. I must have tried about 10 different desserts. The kids had a really good time too. They think buffets are the coolest thing. I thought of my niece as I watched Ollie eat a bowl of gummy bears with a spoon. After we got back to the hotel Chad took the kids for a swim. We got up in the morning, took full advantage of the free breakfast, and then Chad took the kids for another swim and we headed home. It was a great little getaway.
The ostrich made a quick move as I was taking this picture, freaking Ollie out.