I love going to our zoo. It is small, no elephants or hippos. But it is nice, it is shady, and it is small enough to do in one-day. We do not really do the entire zoo in one day, I love having a family membership. We do our best to get there each week, and we generally do about half of the zoo in 2 or 3 hours and take time at the play area / “contact” area (we used to call them petting zoos). No rushing, no pressure.
Our zoo, each day, has zoo staff out holding reptiles and other small animals for the kids to interact with. So both boys have gotten to pet an American alligator (baby), many snakes, a salamander and I think, I newt. As well as see very close up a spider as big as Little’s hand, a baby owl and a BIG Parrot.
The wagon this time was a trial and it was a fail. Not horrible, but the two of them weigh 75+ pounds so hauling that around is a pain, and I did not like having them behind me. I could not hear Big Brother without stopping, I could not see anything Little pointed out; and the wagon was hard to maneuver in some area; they did ride in it really well and were able to get in and out on their own which is nice. Back to the stroller and they can take turns.