When we pulled into the parking lot for the Zoo it was sprinkling with half the sky bright and shiny and half full of dark clouds. We were holding our breath, waiting to see which was heading our way. Thankfully, by the time we got our tickets, they sun was shining and no more rain. The rest of our time at the zoo was bright and sunshiny.
As a nice byproduct of the weather, the zoo was empty. At one point Jeremy said, "it feels like we rented out the zoo" and it did at times. We also had some of the best interactions with the animals that we has ever had. Merrick had a really special moment with some penguins who were trying to eat his jacket through the glass. He figured out he could control their movements and had entirely too much fun doing so. We also go to experience the elephants up close and personal in their new habitat and that was just the beginning.
It was a great day at the zoo! Thanks again Grandpa and Lollie.