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Last Day at the Zoo

This past week was the last week our local zoo was going to be open until next year. I was really having a hard time fitting it in with our schedule, but the weather was beautiful all last week and I knew we'd really miss it if we didn't get out there.
I nixed a bit of the afternoon nap, woke up the sleeping one, strapped on some shoes, packed a snack and we went! It was a good decision, as spontaneous kid-related ones usually are (and might I add, rare around here). Something I almost always have to say "no" is the train, because even though we're members and get free admission, it is NOT cheap to go on the train.
This time I said "YES!" to a train ride and the kids loved it, beaming the whole two times around the track. We got to see a few animal favorites, dig in the sand for about an hour, saw some friends, and then waved good-bye to another zoo season. We had a great time and I'm so glad that my philosophy on this particular day was "yes!"...not something I am generally used to.
Until next year, Lincoln Zoo!

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