On Labor Day, as we headed home from Mom’s house, we decided to take a detour and go to the zoo in Columbia, SC.
SuperMan and I hadn’t been to the Riverbanks Zoo in over ten years and we wanted the girls to experience it – it used to be one of our favorite day trips from Savannah.
It was a fun little excursion. We were rained on as we went through the park, but I was determined to see the animals in spite of the rain. Which made for quite the adventure. Apparently, the zoo animals are not as adventurous as I am – most of them went into their “barns” once the rain came.
I loved watching the big cats. (they were hot – it was before the rainstorm)
And the koala bears were just adorable.
They were sound asleep (apparently, they sleep 20 hours a day – why wasn’t I born a koala?!?) and they looked like stuffed animals, not real creatures.
The giraffes were trying to get in out of the rain – Little Bit and I didn’t care.
And the gorillas were being anti-social. I can’t say as I blame them. Bunch of tourists gawking at them…
I love this picture of Little Bit’s reflection superimposed on the gorilla – purely accidental but it turned out great.
And her hand in the gorilla’s handprint.
Wet people preparing to go get in the car and dry off:
And then it was the three hour drive (in the rain) home.