Zydeco did swipe my camera at the elephant enclosure. I must have 15 pictures of various elephant parts at various angles. Here's one for amusement:
Here's another group shot for Grandma....only you'll notice an elusive red head is missing. Well, he's actually there hiding behind his daddy.
We also stopped at the Panda exhibit, which was awesome. Especially when the very large Panda decided he (she?) was hungry and ready to re-enter her indoor enclosure. He stood on his hind legs and beat on the enclosure door. I don't think we truly realize how large those cuddly looking animals are. The little baby pandas were adorable and some little girls wanted to take them home. We settled for these instead:
We stopped for lunch at the Panda Cafe, where Classic Rock and Uncle J proceeded to request items such as a Pandwich, Moo gu gai panda, Panda pot pie, and Panda con queso. They just aren't right.
Primate bottoms, naked mole rats, and panda dishes aside, we had an awesome time and were so thrilled to meet up with this group. I really wish we could see each other more often, and hopefully we'll be able to in the future. In the mean time, I'll have memories like this to cherish:
Asking if "you my sister" and learning the word "cousin"
Dinner together before heading in different directions on the metro. The red head spoke to me!
Enjoy family, my friends, wherever they may be. We sure do.