When kids of various ages — 11, 9, 5 and 3 — are all in DC for a week and you have one day to all get together, what do you do? Go to the zoo, of course.
And that’s what my two sisters and I did, despite some threatening weather in the morning. We suffered a brief shower at the start, and then it cleared up for some fun wandering around among all the animals.
Olivia, 11, and Rose, 9, were interested in some obscure animals like the fisher cat.
We also observed father lion lying with his young’uns, a resting tiger and an anteater carrying a baby atop her back. And we walked all around the outdoor giant panda habitat before finally finding the two main attractions of the zoo chomping on some bamboo branches inside.
At the end of the day, Fiona was so tired that I ended up pushing her in a stroller, and poor Ben was asleep, missing out on seeing the pandas.