When I started researching Portland, and the different things to do in the area, one of the first things I discovered was that they had a zoo! I knew that would be a hit with our zoo loving munchkin...so it was a "must-do." On Sunday we hopped on the Max Line...
and took it ot the...
It was a bit cooler outside then I had planned for. Landry was bit cold so the first stop was the gift shop where G.G. bought him the cutest jacket ever.
First stop...the otters!
Aren't they the cutest?
I should warn you...this post has a TON of animal pictures. I actually have more...these are the few I posted. The Oregon Zoo is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and has pretty much any and every animal you can think of.
They even had bats!
I think they are pretty cute. :)
Not as cute as this guy, though!
Hippos! Landry had never seen a hippo before...he thought they were HUGE!
Each of the exhibits at the zoo was so unique and offered an "up-close" view of the animals. Check out how close we were to a cheetah!!!!!
No zoom here...we were really just on the other side of the glass from them. So cool!
You should all know by now what Landry's favorite animal is. He asked to see them after each and every animal we saw. At our zoo the elephants are one of the first attractions. Not so much in Oregon. They were way in the back of the zoo...but they didn't let us down!
They have four elephants at their zoo.
And what's better than 4 elephants...
A BABY elephant!!!!
Yup, one of their elephants had recently had a baby, Lily! Landry LOVED watching the baby elephant. She was so cute.
Someone in Portland was a genius when they thought of this...
Never heard of or had an elephant ear? Well, you are missing out on a little slice of heaven!
Well, maybe not so little! Elephant ears are like a big, flat churro. Is there anything that is better than a fried piece of dough, covered in cinnamon, sugar, and butter? I don't think so.
We had to get one last look at the elephants...and use our zoo key...before we could check out the...
Again, they had every kind of monkey and ape you can imagine. Look at this little guy. Just hanging out by the window...deep in thought.
Again, no zoom...we were really this close!
My little monkey is getting bigger and bigger ach day!
After the monkeys we got to see a polar bear. Again, Landry has never seen a polar bear so he though it was pretty cool. He kept trying to get it to wake up and do something. :)
Me and my cub in our polar bear den!
"It's cold in here, Mommy!"
Can't forget about this guy...my other date. :)
Beautiful bald eagles!
Life in an eagle's nest!
Sleeping black bear
What ended up being Landry's favorite from the day...the mountain goat.
Yup, he talks about it all the time! "I went to da zoo...in Porlan...and I saw a BEEEEEEG goat....wif HUUUUUUGE hons. Dey were dis big!"
Just goes to show you never know what your child is going to like best...the baby elephant...or the mountain goat? :)