On Friday, we went to Memphis for a one night “mini” vacation. We are not going anywhere this summer, just the four of us, because we are trying to save for the adoption, but we did want to do something fun with the girls. So, we went to the zoo and spent the night in Memphis. I think Myla was just as excited about staying in a hotel for a night as she was going to the zoo!
We had a little countdown going, and Myla was excited to mark off the final day before we left!
We got to the zoo around lunch, so we had a quick picnic before we headed in. Needless to say, the girls were a little excited and didn’t eat much. They preferred to eat as we went through the zoo!
Heading into “Cat Country”! Selah was really excited about seeing the lions and tigers!
Daddy and Selah spotted the female lion. Considering the heat, not many of the animals were very active! I can’t say that I blamed them!
Snapping a quick picture before we left Cat Country!
I thought these birds in the Bird House exhibit were so pretty!
Myla was a little leery of going down into the prairie dog exhibit to look up through the bubbles! She wanted me to go with her, so I squatted down and crept through there only to realize there was an adult entrance around the corner. Ha! Thankfully, after she went one time, she was fine to go by herself.
Selah loved it to!!
Selah also requested to see horses and puppy dogs at the zoo. Needless to say, we didn’t find any puppies, but we did find a horse, and she even petted it!
Looking at the panda. Right after I took this picture, Myla turned to me and said, “When are we going to the hotel?” She’s always ready for the next thing!
Checking out the elephants!
Leaving the polar bear exhibit. I love watching the polar bear. He was putting on a little show!
Daddy took a little pit stop while watching the grizzly bears. Bless his heart, he was getting sick and just didn’t know it!
As you can see, he was ready to lie down once we got to the room. When we got home on Saturday morning, he was running fever and ended up staying in the bed all day. Thankfully he is feeling better!
After we got our stuff in the room, we went to Logan’s for supper. Myla LOVED the rolls. Rolls are probably one of her favorite foods!
Selah loved the peanuts, and we were just glad they kept her entertained!
By the time we got back to the hotel after supper and ice cream, Selah looked a mess. Hair wild, skinned knee from a fall at the zoo, and glazed eyes!
A bath energized her though, and she tested out the sofa!
We made their sofa bed out, and they were so excited to sleep together! Selah is still in a crib, so she kept saying she was sleeping in a “big girl bed”!!! We finally had to cut the lights out at 8:45 to get them to go to sleep. But that was fine with Mom and Dad because we were tired too!!
After breakfast the next morning, Myla kept herself entertained by turning herself round and round in the desk chair!
One last picture before we headed home!!!