Somehow I ended up with Friday and Saturday off work last weekend-- it was pretty great. Friday was our Batman date, and on Saturday, we decided to explore an area in Queens we'd never really been to... well, we'd never been past the subway line. :)
We were watching Blue Planet after breakfast (usually we watch Nature shows if I don't work Saturday mornings), and it inspired us to go see some animals at the zoo. There are several around, but we chose the Queens Zoo at Flushing Meadows Park. Definitely the most convenient for us. Plus, Marcus got to see the rockets from the World's Fair that are in the same area.
He was pretty excited to tell me all about them :)
The zoo was really nice. It's small and doesn't have many animals, but it was a great day to go. Everything was so active. Which kind of freaked me out since the alligators were the first animals we saw.
Marcus was so impressed that they were moving--we recorded a clip. But then the gator walked up to the fence line, and I was done with that area...
Here are some pictures of the rest of the animals at the zoo
Can you see the eagle?
We were able to watch the trainer feed the seal lunch. It was awesome. Almost like Sea World :)
Here's a clip of the talented seal
This bear cracked us up-- napping with feet in the air!
And from there we ventured a bit more around the area. We took a bus to Costco, but we missed the stop. Oops. What can I say--we've been subway people since we moved here, but I'm slowly learning. (Today even, I made it back from the mall and got off at the right stop, one street away from our apartment!) Marcus doesn't like the bus system yet. But he did enjoy chatting with the missionaries we ran into while back tracking over to Costco. It was a good day. And we were both pretty exhausted when we finally made it back home with our Costco loot. I'm always amazed by how much there is to do around here. Gotta love NYC.