Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Territory

Gainesville Zoo...one of my favorite places to take the kids. Most people might laugh because the zoo is small. There's probably only 50-75 animals on any give day. But it is laid out well, you can feed the giraffe, goats and deer, and best of all...it's not too big! It's perfect for my family at this stage in the game. We left this morning at about 9:30am and arrived at the extremely full zoo at 10:30. It was dollar day at the zoo so everyone in the state of Texas with kids under the age of 10 were there. Ok...maybe not...but it felt that way. Nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed our time. It's fun to see the kids faces as they see things they have never see before...like the two toed sloth or a flamingo.

We headed to Braums for lunch. Even had a dish of ice cream!

Then...we decided to take an adventure! We headed north into Oklahoma. I realize this is a bit hard for native Texans to hear...we don't usually venture into that state, but we have been curious to see the lay of the land around Lake Texoma since we moved here 2 1/2 years ago...so today was the day! We cross the lake and went through countryside, passed by tons of good-looking antique shopping and in general just had a nice afternoon drive. Both kids ended up falling asleep, so Bruce and I enjoyed some good conversation...with Radio Disney....turned OFF!

We headed to Target, bought a few things and then made our way home. I've worked some this evening, Bruce worked puzzles with the kids...and of course, we watched American Idol.

It's been a fun day. I hope yours was too!

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