This trip was really a result of two things--First, a state of home arrest looms in my future--will be homebound with new baby for a few month and I felt the need to get out while I can :-). And second, I really wanted Maleia to see the zoo--I even prepared her for the visit (that's the teacher inside of me) by reading books and looking at lots of animal pictures.
The trip was quite a success--even the boys, who were not as excited as I was about going, had a great time. I will have to admit though, I might have struggled a bit with all the walking. Carrying around a beach ball is sort of hard when going uphill! LOL.