One day during Sean and Melissa's visit, we took Jackson and Olivia to the Austin Zoo. We visited last fall and it was definitely time to go see those cute animals again.
This picture is terrible because you can't get very close to their cage, but the marmosets are my favorite. So tiny!
The lemurs are pretty cool, too.
Jackson and Olivia couldn't take their eyes away from the tigers' feeding time. I didn't really want any pictures of the tigers gnawing on their hunks of raw meat, but it was exciting for the kids.
These two turtles hated each other. The little one kept hissing at the big one, who would retract his head into his shell and kind of flail his front legs. I think the little one was saying, "Get out of my personal space!"
Olivia enjoyed watching this drama play out.
There were giant tortoises, too. They look like they could be hundreds of years old.
I liked this mural on one of the storage buildings. Roar!!
Finally we came to the best part, the corrals where you can feed the goats. There weren't a ton of zoo visitors on this day, and the goats acted really hungry! They crowded against the fence and stuck their faces through, trying to get at the feed pellets. Not a single pellet was wasted!
As we were about to leave, we saw a peacock attempting to court a peahen by showing all his feathers. So pretty! Unfortunately for him, the peahen did not seem impressed. She nonchalantly groomed her feathers while he put on his display. Playing hard to get, maybe.
When we got home, I made some quick panini sandwiches with pesto, mozzarella, red pepper, and tomato.
We were all sad to see Sean and Melissa go...I hope they can come back soon!