Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood

Since I live in Northern Virginia - Washington, DC is in the neighborhood !

And why was it a wonderful day?


CPA Mom (and HP and Tigger and Eeyore too) came to Washington, DC !

They came to my neighborhood and we all went to the National Zoo.

The weather was absolutely delightful, although just a tad bit chilly in the morning ...

But that didn't stop us from checking out all the National Zoo has to offer!

We saw -

and A BEAR Yes, just one bear ( a sloth bear at that, it must be too warm in this neighborhood for the grizzlies and the polar bears) ... unless you count these too!

This stubborn Panda Bear just wouldn't let us see it's best side ... like it did back in May of 2006 when SJ was in town !

LB - we (me, you and the little one) will have to make the journey back up to the zoo when you are feeling better and maybe then, the Pandas will be feeling a bit more photogenic!

And what do we have here? Just what were they looking at?


I think it is one of my long lost relatives !! I have often wondered where he was and what he was doing ! I think that he might be in the Hidden Identity Program because you can't see him very well!

(I have never claimed to be a great photographer - Sorry - do I get an "A" for effort?)

Isn't this guy a real cutie? Imagine ... a meercat posed for me? Maybe it's because they have their own TV show ...

There were elephants to see ...

and a zebra ...

and even some flamingos ...
But, I totally wasn't quick enough "to capture on film" the one that was running around and fell flat on his face! It was rather comical ... No injuries to the bird though - it got right back up and kept on running.

But most important ... there were waterfalls too!

Aren't they adorable?

I think this waterfall may have been Tigger's most memorable moment of the day.

It truly was a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood. I had a great time and hope that they did too. We said our goodbyes - CPA Mom and company headed back to their hotel and I hopped onto the Metro (subway) towards Springfield to retrieve my car and head home.

I got to see my BLOGGING friend and her family once again which was TOTALLY AWESOME. If anyone else is ever in the neighborhood, please let me know and we, too, could venture up to the Zoo !


Beccy said...

What a lovely day.

Joy T. said...

De-lurking to say you're so lucky! I'd love to meet CPA Mom. I lurk at her blog too :o) Sounds like the day was fantastic. Nothing better then the zoo!

ChrisB said...

That looks like a really lovely day out. Glad you had fun with CPA mom.

CPA Mom said...

The best part of the trip was spending the day with you! The BEST!

The worst? Finding out last night I lost all my pictures. All of them. GONE. Over 60.

Amy W said...

Cool! Sorry I missed it!

Rachel said...

Awesome!! I'm glad you guys had a good time!!

frannie said...

what a fun outing! you had some great pictures. I don't know what you are talking about.

glad you had fun!

SJ said...

Sounds like you all had a great time, I'm bummed that I missed out.

Maybe there will be a next time - you know, so CPA Mom can get her pictures back.

la bellina mammina said...

Oh wow! sounds like a great time!!

Heather J said...

What a lovely time! I've never been to the DC Zoo, just the regular site seeing and...Georgetown. Ahh how lovely the shopping is there. Anyway, love the pictures, btw I want a meerkat now. That picture is so cute!