Angry Pregnant Lawyer, Angry Boy (who's really not an angry boy at all. He's so delicious, I could just eat him up, toes and all), Muffin Man and I went to the National Zoo yesterday morning. We had a great time walking around, up hills and down, looking at all the animals we could see. Many of them were sleeping, including a panda bear - all stretched out on its back, scratching its tummy occasionally.
Muffin Man's favorite was the hippo. "The little one or the big one?" I asked. "THE BIG ONE!!!" he shouted. The little one, a pygmy hippo, could have fit in the big one's mouth.
I'm pretty sure that AB's favorite was the river otter. He shrieked with joy everytime it swam near him.
My favorites were the flamingos, so beautifully pink! It's amazing to see something that vibrantly pink occur in nature. Muffin Man wanted to see them play with a yo-yo*.
We also saw a capybara (the world's largest rodent). Those of you who are fans of The Tick may remember that he adopted a capybara, mistaking it for a dog. But really, what they look like is a very, very large hamster -- about 3 feet long and two feet high. It takes a python all of 5 months to digest one.
After the zoo we went out for lunch and APL and I shared two very yummy dishes, a sure sign, we agreed, that we could stay friends with each other. After all, how can you be friends with someone who won't trade bites?
We both kicked ourselves for forgetting to bring cameras (doh!)
And I swear, the parking karma we had was extraordinary. We got a spot right next to the entrance across from the elephants, and at the restaurant we got a spot right near the door. It was amazing.
*You know, from the bit in Fantasia 2000. What do you mean you haven't seen it? Honestly, people!
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