Thursday, April 26, 2012

National Zoo Trip

Over the Easter break, we took a family trip to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.  I was a little apprehensive about getting there because we decided to take the metro into the zoo and motion sickness easily overcomes me.  When we boarded, there was plenty of seating available.  We grabbed two front row spots and journeyed on.

After I survived the metro ride, which went very smoothly (I recommend this type of transportation when visiting D.C.), we followed the crowd to the escalators.  Let me just say, the very long, steep, slow climbing escalator was a tad scary.  We stepped on nervously, leaned forward, held on and didn't look back.  Holly had such a tight grip on the railing, her little knuckles were white.  Matt, Gabby, and I laughed and laughed and laughed about that.  Holly didn't think it was so funny.

Once we arrived, we ventured over to the bear exhibit.  This guy looked like he had been sitting there for hours posing for people to take pictures or it could of been that he found a warm spot in the sun and was feeling lazy.

We couldn't pass up going into the reptile house.  While we were waiting to go through, we were entertained by Orangutan's crossing over on the ropes above.

Matt was in his glory but the girls got a little bored.  Love this shot of the girls.  They were really intrigued by something.

 Can you see whose yawning?
 I was impressed how well this turned out considering I was shooting through the glass.

 Looks like he's smiling at me.
 Love this reflection shot.

We were thrilled to see the Panda come out of his hiding spot.

 Time to go home.

The entire day was perfect and we left with a lot of memories.


Jan n Jer said...

Great photos Tray...that escalator does look scary! Looks like you all had a very nice day!

Living Life said...

What a great way to spend some quality family time and learn something new too! Very nice photos!

Colleen C said...

Awesome pics Tracy! The escalator looks like what we had to endure in England.