This was our warmest and most relaxing day together! All the animals were out reveling in the sunny weather. We stopped at a picnic table out of the wind near the African trail for lunch while every single animal seemed to frolic and play nearby: giraffes swayed, zebras rolled in the dirt, the lone rhinoceros actually turned around, ostriches ruffled, Watusi steer shook their great horns, and the lions watched over it all from their enclosure on the hill.
The kids chased geese. “GEESE CAN BE VERY AGGRESSIVE!” a woman told me again…and again…and again. Why do people always feel a need to tell me this? Look, chasing geese is one of our great delights. I think the geese like it, too. The fact that they can just bite us if they get scared is how we know we’re not going overboard. It’s like sho-ing pigeons in the city.
Anyway, I looked at her blankly and nodded, so she said it again. Show of hands for who has been bit by a goose: ME. Chasing geese is a parentally approved. Chase on, Isaac!
Also fun: today the tigress meant business. It was cool.
We got going before the zoo opened, so we headed to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church near the MacArthur Center for some Revolutionary history. The church wall contains a cannonball fired by the Redcoats during Lord Dunmore’s siege on Norfolk in 1776! That was super interesting. We recommend it!
Thanks for visiting, Han! I hope y’all had as much fun as we did! We’ll see y’all soon, no doubt!