Victoria is distinguished as the only county where all six flags have actually flown over Texas. This is such a neat little city! We went to The Texas Zoo here, just about two miles from the RV park. This is a small but totally awesome zoo! We arrived shortly after it opened at nine, and the animals were really active. One of the tigers was pacing and roaring a bit, and we later learned that she doesn't care for hats (everyone except Steve was wearing one since it was cold out), and she especially doesn't like the color red (Jake's hat was red)!
The aviary was pretty cool because the birds were allowed to roam free, so they actually got quite close to you. There was a bright green parrot named "Steve" that is super friendly ('tho he also bites & has a particular fondness for chewing on shoes) that came right up to us. Outside the aviary, there are peacocks roaming around, as well.
|These monkeys were locked in a long embrace|
|This turkey was beautiful, if you can get over the ugly head|
We especially enjoyed the lions, two female Barbary lions. They were right up against the glass and interacted with the kids. They also played with toys and wrestled a bit, giving us a great show!
Right as we were leaving, two school buses of small kids arrived, so we were delighted that our timing was so perfect! What an awesome little zoo!
Steve also took the kids to the Children's Discovery Museum here. I stayed back in blogging purgatory...hey, it's not so bad when I can hear myself think, and I don't have to sacrifice sleep to do it!
Other than that, we hung out at the Public Library, much to the kids delight. Even though we couldn't check out books, they were delighted to be around so many books again! We definitely miss the library and even our own somewhat formidable collection of books. Now you know much of the contents of our little 5x5 storage unit!
|At the library, notice Jake asleep on the chair|