After two failed attempts to go to the Houston Zoo on the weekend with Nick (it was perfect weather both times so everyone wanted to be there and there was absolutely no place to park!) I finally made it there with my mom last week. Of course, the parking situation didn't seem much better - school buses were taking up half the parking lot and cars the rest. It only dawned on us why this was when we got up to the entrance, after miles of walking, and saw the huge Earth Day banner. Oh, yeah!
The place that we parked had a 3 hour time limit, so we had to get moving. (And I had to get cottoncandy! I'm not a huge fan of sweets but pure sugar in cloud-like form is still heavenly to me. And I eat it like there's no tomorrow! Hence the tummy-ache.) We managed to see quite a bit.
Wake Up, Toby!
The "world's cutest animal" is always napping! (Because Red Pandas, also known as firefoxes, are crepuscular, or most active at dawn and dusk.)
I went again with Nick a few days later and got some nice but noisy shots of the fruit bats ("Fruit Bats at Carruth Natural Encounters").