Wow, okay, so it was just a smidge chilly on Saturday. A lot of the animals were off-exhibit (wimps). But we still had fun.
Poor Nina got sick in the middle of the night at DeWayne and Gail’s. No puking, just a hacking, barking cough. And a fever. And a runny nose. It just got worse and worse as the weekend wore on. But at least her hair looked good. Miss Gail did it. “Gail made my hair so pretty,” she kept saying.
These were some plump meerkats. They were a hoot as always.
What a pretty cougar (puma, mountain lion, catamount, panther).
Here’s a better view of Gail’s handiwork. The older two opted out. 🙁
Oooh, I like white tigers.
It was so cold we couldn’t even use our free carousel tokens. Boo! The Jungle Gym saved us though. The girls had a blast on it.
So, what do you think–are zebras white horses with black stripes, or black horses with white stripes? The answer might surprise you. Or even more likely, you don’t especially care.
And the jungle gym. 66,000 square feet of fun. It was awesome. That green tube slide you see in the background about did me in though. It was crazy high and fast.
Gabe’s brother, Tug, was in Nashville this weekend too (for the National Youth Ministries Conference), so we stopped by his hotel after the zoo. Then headed 3 hours east to our hotel in Knoxville. Wiped Nina’s nose a bazillion times. She has a black eye (from a little incident earlier in the week) and now huge red splotches on her cheeks from getting her nose wiped. She looks a fright.
We got pizza from Pizza Plus (and had the leftovers at the Knoxville Zoo today for lunch) then went swimming at the hotel. In bed by 9:30, but Nina was up from 11:30-2:30 feeling miserable. Gabe took the older 2 swimming again this morning after a yummy continental breakfast.
Our Knoxville Zoo experience was 85% delightful (with 10% poor Nina and a 5% Episode by Ava). The highlight for me was the Baby Chimp. (be still my heart)
Knoxville recap tomorrow!