Turns out that this zoo is the fifth oldest in the country, established in 1875.
The kids loved their first zoo experience, and this little bite-sized zoo was perfect.
Flora loved the goats.
I post this very blurry photo because it was the best shot I got of her smooching the billy goat's cheek.
Sigrid posing with bald eagles - one of her favorite birds.
A favorite moment from the visit:
On our way to the penguin enclosure, we passed some other moms who told us, "There's nothing down there. The penguins are off-exhibit."
Oh well. We ventured down anyway, just to look around. The kids climbed up to look in the habitat, and Sigrid exclaimed, "LOOK! A penguin!"
Was it a rogue? No! It was the whole flock, just feet away, at the base of the rocks.
The lesson? Multiple:
1) It's all about perspective.
2) Don't make assumptions.
3) It's always worth double-checking if the penguins are really there.