Every six weeks, Paul gets a three day weekend. For the past three months, he's had to work it, but this month, he actually got to take the days off. "Day off" is all relative when there are small children involved. Friday, we left straight from Bible study and headed north. We spent a couple of hours at the Oregon Zoo. We learned some interesting trivia, got a great view of the eagles, the boys pretended to be eaglets and we got to see the tiger out and about for the first time. It was super cold--the temperature out front claimed it was 40 degrees, but I don't buy it. The day was clear and beautiful though. Then it was on north to Grandma and Grandpa's house.
After breakfast on Saturday, we headed to Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. We get in free with our membership at the Oregon Zoo, so we figured we should get the most out of it. After a few false starts, we made it just before lunch time. The zoo in Seattle is way cooler than the one in Portland. The highlights were, for Nathaniel, the monkeys and the frogs. He cried when it was time to move on. Benton's favorites were, in his words, "all of them." Particularly fascinating this time were the snakes. If kids are good for one thing, they great for forcing you to get over your phobias. Yuck!!! We didn't manage to see it all in the three hours we were there, but what we saw was great.