Thursday, August 18, 2011

Detroit Zoo

A couple weekends ago we took off to go to the Detroit Zoo. We hadn't been there in awhile and we were really looking forward to it. We got to our hotel and it was really, really nice. We let the kids stay up way too late, they were having too much fun swimming in the pool- Joel and I were too!
We got up early Saturday morning, had a great breakfast, packed up and headed a few miles to the zoo. We got there and it was so HOT, miserable HOT! The kids were whining and the animals were all hiding in the shade sleeping, I was wet with sweat.  And did I mention it was HOT!?

Luckily for us we were meeting up with a gal and her family that I met online, adoption brought us together. I know it sounds crazy, but in adoption world it really is OK! We met and immediately the kids were all friends. We felt like we had always been friends with was so nice to finally meet them in person!
Anyways, we ended up buying the kids some frozen lemonade (because it was so very hot) and made a quick loop thru a section of the zoo. And we were out of there! We ended up going with our newly met friends to her parents house for some pizza and a swim in the pool. By the time we ate and changed into our swimming suits it felt like the temperature had dropped 10+ degrees and it was getting cloudy. Before we knew it the kids and our husbands were swimming in the rain. It didn't matter to them, they were having a great time! Pretty soon the kids were getting noticeably cold and we had to call them out of the pool. Of course they were so COLD that they had to have hot chocolate!! Who would have thought in one day they would be so hot that they needed frozen lemonade to being so cold they needed hot chocolate?! 
So, the zoo was a big bust but thankfully we met up with our friends and had a great time hanging out. Meeting them was totally worth the trip! 

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