Unfortunately, I am also ridiculously pregnant and it's summer time so I was prepared for a little bit of swelling and lots of walking. I ended up swelling up three times my normal size and paying the price for walking four hours straight the next day but it was totally worth it!
Obviously the best exhibit were the GOATS. I would have walked from one end of the zoo to the other to see these. (Which is exactly what I did!) I was over the top excited to find out that we could go into their little area and commune with the goats. I could have stayed there all day but after 15 minutes Matt was giving me The Look like he wanted to go.
Olivia found these two smaller ones, next to their mama (not pictured) so she wanted to love them. You'll notice the goat behind her tried to climb on her and that's when she decided she wasn't going to sit down anymore.
Jackson absolutely LOVED this one. He kept hugging it and the goat was totally enjoying itself.
Olivia said this is the one she wanted to take home. Dad said no. People laughed at us. Little did they know we were totally serious.
Jackson agreed, this mellow one was probably our best fit. But again, Dad said no.
So on the way out I kept telling my family to slow down, that I really couldn't walk very fast. When I say I was hurting? I was hurting. Fetus Four was sitting so low and I was trying to walk through the contractions and just get to the damn van but man....
... you see those tiny people? Yeah, that's my family. That's their version of "wait up for mom". They were all buckled and ready to go by the time I got there and then annoyed that I had to take a minute to climb into my seat. Totally ridiculous, folks.
Anyways. It was SUCH a great day. We all agreed we would be back, perhaps in the spring or in the fall so it's a bit cooler. The food amenities at the zoo were pretty diverse, but they only accept Visa or Mastercard, so that's something to take into consideration before you go. But the entire zoo complex is very clean and we saw so many employees around cleaning surfaces, picking up garbage, and generally keeping the place looking nice so big compliments for that. If you are in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and looking for a fun thing to do, I highly recommend this zoo- super fun!