Now I haven't been to the Baltimore Zoo or the DC Zoo in quite some time so I really don't have much to compare it to - but overall I thought the Virginia Zoo was fairly nice.
It was an enjoyable day (well until 3pm when Boy 2 started to get REALLY cranky) and we all had a good time. The place wasn't overly crowded and the exhibits were nice too. And for just $16 to get in -after our military discount of course - I thought it was well worth it!
This was one of the snakes in the reptile house. I thought he was pretty cool because he was looking right at me. (I read the sign to tell you what kind of snake it was - but of course I've forgotten by now!)
This is Boy 1 playing with one of the cutest monkeys. He sat there at the glass and let people come up and bang on the glass (ok, maybe only Boy 1 was banging) and stare at him and he never moved!
Here is Girl with the monkey (note she's not tormenting it like Boy 1 was!)
Here's a meerkat - just like the ones from the discovery channel show - Meerkat Manor - isn't he cute!
Here are the kids running away from me!!
These are some of the African Safari animals. (Elephant, Giraffe, Rhino) You can see how much space they had to roam!
Me: Look, Boy 1
Boy 2 a Rhino.
Boy 2 : Where?
Me: Right there.
Boy 2 : That's not a rhino, that's a rhinoceros
Me: It's the same thing
Boy 2 : No it's not Mom!!
Me: Ok, you're right.....
In the end - I think we had a good trip. The kids seemed to have fun and they were 100% better than they were the day before!! (Who ever said bribery didn't work!?!?!?)