The Smithsonian National Zoo review
I love this picture I took yesterday at the National Zoo. We were looking at the elephants while on the bridge, which was fairly crowded, and all of a sudden no one was around. I said “turn around, quick, for a picture!” Everyone complied, I got one shot, and we nailed it. Love when that happens.
So obviously, yesterday (Saturday), we went to the National Zoo
. It was hot. It was crowded. It was a lot of walking. It was not worth it. That is my review of the zoo.
I would go again on two conditions:
1) We drove there instead of taking the metro.
It is all uphill from the metro.
And it is all uphill going one direction in the zoo.
2) The temperature was cooler.
The zoo doesn’t make a circuit, it’s more like a line. So you walk down the line, then you walk back up the line, seeing the things you already saw. And I suppose you could just look at the stuff on the right going down and the stuff on the left going up, but there is a LOT of empty space. You’d be walking for awhile without seeing any animals. There’s a lot of walking, period.
But maybe because it was so hot, my opinion of the zoo is a little biased. I may have gotten overheated, a little dehydrated, and had low blood sugar, because I got a wicked bad headache, followed by running off the metro and proceeding to vomit while sitting on the floor of the metro station. Lovely. And while I wish to erase this from my vacation memories, I feel I should share it with you all as a friendly reminder to drink water and stay cool. Luckily, after taking it easy and a short nap later, I felt good as new.
Thanks so much to Megan and Kyle who took care of me (and consequently Max) while I was ill. They’re good people.
Sam and Brett
(recent Virginians themselves) came over later and after playing with Max for awhile, we headed out to dinner and had a nice time.
And last but not least, I’m posting this picture because I like it. Why do I like pictures (here
) of Maxwell running away so much!? He looks so grown up. And adorable. I just want to chase after him. More to come later!