On Sunday, we piled into the station wagon (my little sister finds infinite joy in poking fun at my ultimate mom-mobile, so I like to refer to it by name much as possible. Because I totally rock the Station Wagon, sis.) and took advantage of yet another perfect Autumn day. The animals were out, lazing about in the sun, enjoying the cooler temperatures. It was so beautiful. And we had it mostly to ourselves.
We are lucky to have such a large zoo that winds its way through wooded areas, around ponds and lakes, over both a river and train tracks.
The color is brilliant right now. These trees didn't even look real to me.
And this little path by the baboons was strewn with leaves of every color and shape. (Hmm... little wonder my allergies are acting up this week, huh?)
The zoo doesn't always seem like a go-to outing for us in the fall. But I'm so glad we did.
Tomorrow: Bacon and Black Bean Soup. Be warned. It's soup, but it's bacon. Smells delish, but men come running. You might save a little and dab it behind your ears.