We spent the night there (much better than driving home late like we've done before) and had a fabulous Sunday morning breakfast a la Gigi. Then we headed off to the Denver Zoo! Grandpa and Gigi had been wanting to go with Ava and we hadn't been there with her yet. The weather was amazingly warm and sunny, without being two warm. There are lots of mature trees around the zoo, so the fall colors were beautiful. We saw LOTS of animals. In some ways it was better than the San Diego zoo. You can get closer to the animals and the size is not quite so overwhelming. We spent around four hours there. It was a lovely day. Then we headed back home and got ready for the week.
|Ava and Gigi checking out the giraffes.|
|Ava liked watching the seals swimming around.|
|So stylish in Gigi's sunglasses!|
|Of course, Ava had to climb on everything. To get a better view, right?|
|June and Daddy|
|The train that Ava rode with Grandpa. She was so excited!|
|"I hope I'll get to ride the train someday, too!"|
|You can't see the lemurs in this picture (they look just like King Julian!) but you can see some pretty fall colors.|
|And . . . out.|
I'm disappointed that I didn't get any pictures of the monkeys in the new elephant part of the zoo. There are hanging ropes set up for them to swing along and they go right over the pathway in one spot! We stood for a long time watching a funny white one with a tiny head and a black one with extremely long arms. Ava kept saying, "Silly monkey!"