We spent Thursday night at Matt's mom's house in Newnan, Ga. and then drove about 30 minutes to get to the Atlanta Zoo Friday morning. We knew it was going to rain, but were hoping to beat it.
It started to sprinkle as soon as we arrived.
I brought along an alphabet chart we created the night before for Jack to write down the animal's names. He was less than thrilled Thursday night when I explained what he would do with it, but once there he actually got into it and even thought it was fun.
It's not easy trying to write in the rain.
We were able to enjoy a few exhibits in between sprinkles.
Then the downpour started and didn't let up. Needless to say we spent a lot of time under shelter for the rest of the morning.
Jack wanted in on the picture-taking action at one point. He snapped this shot of a Komodo dragon.
This independent little girl wanted to do her own thing at each stop.
I was glad to see this Auburn logo in relation to conservation efforts, even if it did involve snakes.
One of the best exhibits by far was the Pandas. I was so drenched at that point I no longer cared about taking pictures, but there was this cute Panda peeling the outer layer of bamboo shoots and then eating the inside. We stayed there for a few minutes to watch before making a beeline for the car and heading home.