Even though our anniversary trip ended up not being a complete surprise, most of the things we did were. As much of a planner as I am, I hate planning vacations. I would much rather someone else work out all the details (where to stay, how to get there) and take care of booking all the adventures, unless of course there is something that I am dying to do.
Robbie knew that one thing we had to do this time in DC was going to the National Zoo. I mean, anytime elephants are involved he knows I'll be happy. As many times as we've both been to DC, Robbie had never been to the zoo and I had only been once when I was little when it rained. So we were both very excited!
The zoo led us to another cute little "neighborhood" in DC which we had fun exploring in and of itself. And then the actual zoo - well of course it was wonderful! I felt like a kid pushing my way to the front to see the animals up, close, and personal. It wasn't too hot so that was nice and all the animals were out and about so we were able to see a lot. (Except for the pandas, they were both sleeping so hard, but apparently the girl panda is pregnant so you can't really blame her for taking a little siesta.)
Robbie was super thrilled to take this picture.
The cheetahs made me miss my firsties so bad - they loved jungle animals.
And then there were the elephants. It was all I could do not to climb over the fence and play with them!
Robbie, bamboo, and sleepy panda bear.
haha these were just too funny/creepy to handle.
We didn't even see every exhibit (who knew the zoo was so big) because we got hot and hungry. Typical. But we saw the important ones and had such a good time running around like little kids!