Louie and I decided to have an Austin weekend. This weekend consisted of lots of Austin loves. We first visited the Tulsa Zoo. We decided to go on Saturday since on Sunday there was a chance of rain. While we were driving to Tulsa we checked the weather again and noticed that there was possible 40 mile an hour wind gusts. We decided to still do that Saturday since we couldn’t really go in the rain and most of the zoo is in buildings. What a perfect day we had to go. Neither Louie and I could believe what a great day it was. It was around 75-78 degrees and was not really wind at all. Enough wind to keep us cool but that was it.
So our Austin weekend began. The zoo was really busy but once we got inside the zoo it wasn’t too bad at all. We got there right around lunch so we needed to grab something to eat. They were also having a Sea Lion show so I took the boys to see it while Louie waited in line for lunch. The boys liked the show for a little while but then they got distracted. They didn’t have the Sea Lions doing any tricks so it was super entertaining.
After we ate lunch we headed to the monkeys. Austin loved looking at all the animals. Alijah rode in the stroller almost the whole time and loved it. At the monkeys he just sat there and watched to two monkeys that were playing back and forth in the cage. This was Alijah’s first time in the big double stroller without his car seat so we really didn’t know how it was going to do. He Loved It!! He was the happiest boy all day long that I have ever seen.
We then headed to the Rhino’s. As we walked down the hill Louie took Austin over to the other side to where one of the Rhino’s was standing. Right as Louie was getting there the Rhino decided he wanted to roll in the mud. Austin loved it. He said that the Rhino got him dirty. It was so cute watching him watch the Rhino play in the mud.
As we walked around we came to the Lion and Tiger. Their enclosures are right next to each other. As we walked closer to the Lion’s enclosure we noticed the a couple of zoo keepers were in the pen. It looked like someone either lost a hat or keys or both. After they got out they opened up the cage door to let the lion out. He was not having it. He didn’t want to come out at all. He hide in the door way for a bit and then poked his head out. Almost to see who was waiting for him and say no way, go away, I don’t want any company.
We checked out the penguins while we waited to see if the Lion was going to come out or not. Of course all of the penguins where sleeping and not swimming. We thought one was going to jump in the water to just lay down on a rock. As we started to come back to the Lion he started roaring. He was awesome hearing him roar like he was. He was still in the door way but letting everyone know he wasn’t having company today. Austin got to hear the roar of the Lion. We then visited the Tiger. He just sat there and hung out and was unfazed but anything.
On to the Giraffes we headed. Last time we came to the zoo they didn’t have the upper deck open to where you can really up close and personal with the Giraffes. This time they did so we headed up to get a little closer and see them. One was eating, one sleeping, and one just hanging out so none of them came closer but you can really enjoy how big they are when you are closer to their height.
Austin really had a great day looking at all the animals. He kept asking to see more. He walked a lot of the zoo too so he worn himself out pretty good. Austin was also able to tell us what a lot of the animals where or he would ask what that is. I think he had a great time. Alijah also had a great time. I have tons of pictures show how happy he was all day long.