An Anniversary Celebration – At the Zoo?

It has been 10 days since I posted, and I feel like an enormous deadbeat. For not posting. On my blog. Actually, that’s kind of sad in a way.

Kate and I spent yesterday at the National Zoo. Our anniversary was on Wednesday, and being the overacheiver that she is, Kate blogged about it. However, due to various scheduling mishaps and other miscellaneous annoyances, we didn’t get to celebrate until yesterday.

I’ve always been a big fan of the zoo, and when Kate expressed interest in going, I was all about it. So we sucked up an early morning on a Saturday and rode in to DC, bright and early. Let me tell you, if you’re going to visit the zoo, bright and early is the way to do it. We arrived just before eight in the morning, and there were so few people there we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. And the animals were active! They’re not kidding when they say that the animals at the zoo are more active during the morning and evening.

We even got to see this little fellow. He’s a capybara. He’s in the rodent family, so he looks kind of like an enormous rat. Yuck.

I got tons of pictures, but won’t post them all here, because I’m sure there are plenty of giraffe, elephant, cheetah, tiger, etc pictures on the Web. So we combined the morning at the zoo with an Outback dinner out, and called our 3rd anniversary celebrated! That’s 3 down, and lots more to go!

In other news, our chicks are growing way fast, and soon will be flying off into the wild blue yonder. Which is good, because with all the rain and the extra added weight of the larger birds, it seems as though their nest is hanging precariously in the tree. Hopefully they learn to fly before they’re forced to!