Grey Midwest Volunteer Day.

Today was Grey Midwest Volunteer Day. There were three different volunteer activities to choose from. I got to volunteer at the Cincinnati Zoo‘s Animal Enrichment Program in the Zoo’s P&G Discovery Forest…

Right up there on the little platform is an adorable sloth…

Today, we were building cubes for the animals to play with made out of old fire hose…

Ours was going to be the biggest cube intended for the elephants to play with. After a couple of hours, we had one layer down, five more to go…

But then we had to start over because we weren’t doing it right…

At least there were pop-ice…

Other people were building little cubes for the smaller animals…

Here’s a little bit bigger cube…

And even bigger still…

Our cube was supposed to be six hose weaved cube…

We got two layers done before it was time to go…

It was fun but it was a lot more work than I thought it would be. 😀🐘🔲❤️

Sunday Funday.

This afternoon my whole family visited the Cincinnati Zoo…

We were all pretty excited…

We got to see Kendi, the zoo’s baby rhino…

And we got to see Fiona, the zoo’s baby hippo….

It was a great day at the zoo. It’s such an incredible place to spend an afternoon. When we got home from the zoo, we had some beers…

And we celebrated some birthdays. V was turning 5 years old…

Edge got to blow out the candles too…

CUPCAKES!

Shannon got day some beer schnapps and the beer that accompanies it…

We all got to try it…

It was pretty good stuff. And it was another really great day hanging out with everybody! 😀🐯🎂🍻❤️

An afternoon at the Cincinnati Zoo.

It was a gorgeous fall Saturday afternoon today. How many more days are going to this beautiful? We had a couple of passes to the Cincinnati Zoo that we going to expire kind of soon-ish, so it sounded like a perfect idea to go spend the afternoon at the zoo, and check out the zoo’s new Hippo Cove for the first time…

It’s been a minute since we’ve been to the zoo

Walking around, it looked like they were just putting the finishing touches on hanging all the 2.5 million LED lights for the  34th annual “Wild Wonderland” PNC Festival of Lights, which starts next weekend on November 19th…

We can’t wait to to come back in a couple weeks for the Festival of Lights…

The red pandas are one of my favorites. They’re soooo cute…

Penguins are always a favorite too…

Ask about Aquaponies

Are they like seahorses? This peacock was just hanging out on top of a table in the sun…

Here it is… HIPPO COVE!

Hippo Cove was incredible! I could have sat there and watched the hippos all day. It was amazing to see them that active and so up-close and personal. They are very impressive!

The giraffes are some of our favorites too…

The bears were all crashed out…

And we exit through the gift shop…

It’s always amazing to spend an afternoon at the zoo. 🙂

Click to see all the photos I took during our afternoon at the zoo.