The Zoo At The Zoo

On Wednesday, Ezra and I hit the free day at the Denver Zoo. Once we arrived at the parking lot, we were greeted by what appeared to be every single family in the Denver metro area with a child under the age of 18. Parking was scarce. Super scarce. So hard to find that I settled on ‘one last drive around before leaving.’ Fortunately, we found a space and headed into the zoo.

The crowd that was in the parking lot/entrance area turned out only to be a small fraction of the number of people stuffed into the grounds. Ezra and I had to wait in a line to see anything and everything. There was lots to see and do (many arts and craft projects set up for the kids) but all of them required a wait in a line that is nearly impossible with a 16 month old. Ezra did enjoy the elephants, the giraffes, and the seals. All of the other animals fell into the following categories: too long of a line to wait for them, way too hard to see, or gone (yea, seemed like half of the animals in the zoo were not there).

I know that the pictures just described was a meek one – but that was for an adult. For Ezra, he seemed to have a great time. He absolutely fell in love with the seals and the sea lions. We are now pointing in a direction that will land us back at the zoo in a few weeks with a lot less people (hopefully).

Oh, turns out that there aren’t many photo opportunities at a day like this trip…especially with a child Ezra’s age and no other hands to watch him. So, here is what we got:




  1. Yeah – bummer about the zoo…they even e-mail blasted about the free day and additional events to celebrate something…

    What’s impressive, I dare say, is that Ezra was still wearing that gators shirt at night – clean! Way to go, Dad, for making the outfit last!

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