This past Sunday my wife and I decided to take the girls to the zoo. These little day trips are starting to become a thing with us. We are starting to like getting in the car and heading somewhere out of the normal.
We spent the greater portion of the morning trying to get us and the kids ready. With multiple meltdowns and a lot crying, we were finally ready to get the kids up. Once we got them dressed we made our way to the car and off to breakfast.
There is nothing like a good Sunday morning breakfast even if it is from the great IHOP.
Once we stuffed out bellys full of bacon, eggs, and French toast, we were off to Columbia, South Carolina.
Once we got to Riverbank Zoo we decided our first stop was going to be to check out the new sea lion exhibit.
After that we headed over to the bird sanctuary and saw some pink friends and some suited up birds. The penguins were really active and kept jumping off the rocks and into the water. My girls thought it was the coolest thing.
Once we got the smell of bird poop out of our noise we headed over to see some grizzly bears and some cute kola bears.
Soon it was time to check out the barnyard animals and Evie loved petting the lamas and goats.
One of the things K-Dub really wanted to do while we were at the zoo was feed the giraffes. When we finally reach them and $6 later she backed out. That was not a problem cause my wife and Evie had no issues.
We made out way to the elephants and stopped to take a few selfies.
Then on our last stop before leaving we wanted to see the gorilla. He sleeps just like me.
One thing you have to do when coming to Columbia is eat at the famous in my mind “Lizard Thicket”. If you love country cooking then this place is for you. We ate and got really full before heading back to Charlotte.
All and all it was a fun little day trip. We got rained on a little but it did not stop us. The kids had a good time and it was not very crowded due to it being a Sunday afternoon. We can’t wait to go back and have another adventure any Riverbank Zoo.