Friday, August 10, 2012

Train Ride to the Oregon Zoo!

My boys are kind of in to trains right now. Don't mistake, Lightning McQueen and company are still first in the hearts of these two little boys. But when they aren't playing/watching/talking Cars, they do really like trains. They like Thomas and Friends, and right now Wesley is on a bit of a Dinosaur Train kick. Thank goodness it is at least educational! (Side note: the conversation about carnivores/herbivores is an interesting one coming from a vegetarian. We asked Wesley what he is--we let him choose whether or not to eat meat, and he said he is a carnivore. When we further asked what animals he liked to eat, he said, "fishy crackers!")
So as a special treat my parents took us on a train ride from Salem to Portland, where we caught the light rail over to the Oregon Zoo. We had such a blast! I think the pictures of the train ride are on my mom's camera, so I'll have to post some of those later. But here are a few cute ones from our excursion:

Wesley in the eagle's nest. Joe, Mandy and Grandpa Johnson can attest to his uncanny bird call he loves to make.

Wesley and the beaver. He was a playful fellow!

Fredrick really liked the fish in the Northwest exhibit. He was pretty much dying to get out of that stroller and try to catch one.

One of Fredrick's favorite words right now is tractor. You can imagine how hard it was to pull him off this one!

Little cowboys!

Wesley and the goat.

He liked the monkeys!

He fits right in!

They loved the fish that were almost their size!

It was a warm day. A little water gave him some crazy hair!

Crazy hair 2!

Feeding the pretend elephant with some new friends.

Riding the hippo

An energetic drummer at the African exhibit

They really liked the big kitties.

Wesley the prairie dog. I don't remember the actual name of the animals hiding behind the glass bubble, but they were cute little burrowing critters.

Zebra bum!!

The giraffes are always my personal favorites.

There is this cool exhibit where you can feed the Lorakeets these cups of nectar. We got there a little late in the day, so I think most of them were already glutted on nectar. But we got one to take a sip.

We had such a fun, full day. The train was so fun, the zoo was a blast, and we all came home exhausted and happy. This years trip was definitely a success!
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