Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

So, yeah, last week was insane. And this week probably will be too - but hopefully slightly less so. All that to say I'm finally making it back to talking about vacation. And, at this point, reminiscing about those slower, relaxing days is comforting. Not gonna lie.

So Tuesday of vacay began like this...

...morphed into this...

...and turned into absolute gloriousness. 

But there was also a short trip on the itinerary - one that I had been super excited about for weeks. We headed to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo - The Little Zoo That Could - over in Gulf Shores. They weren't kidding about it being a small zoo but it was super fun, mostly because they offer some encounters that we'd never experienced before.

Like interacting with and holding baby joeys!!!

I mean...how could you not love this? And, of course, Tiny was enthralled and may have tried to play chase with them. It's just who she is.

They also allowed you to purchase food and feed the animals (sans, you know, lions, tigers and such) throughout the experience. Tiny loooooved feeding them but preferred to do with Taylor. Sissy is pretty much the bomb and the babe will do anything Taylor will. 

If Taylor likes it? Sold! If Taylor eats it? Give me some. It's amusing. And adorable.

This zoo had a ton of goats. It was sort of a strange conglomeration of animals but it was still a fun little outing. :)

Playing peek a boo with Mr. Alligator.

After sweating our way through seeing all of the animals - seriously, it was SOOOOOO humid - we headed to our second encounter. This time we were hanging with lemurs.

They were even more fun than the kangaroos and we could've hung out with them for hours. Such sweethearts and their paws are like tiny hands. We may have held hands and this guy may have groomed the heck out of my hat.

Taylor also wanted to take one home with her.

We headed home right as it started raining - perfect timing - and after a quick lunch, we hit the pool. On this day, Tiny saw her sister in the pool and refused to go to the beach. She was alllll about Taylor. She loved the pool on this day and jumped off the side to all of us. Repeatedly. Which was absolutely a first.

Nana and Boppy made their bacon wrapped, cheese stuffed chicken for dinner that night and it was amazing. The older girls have decided "it's a vacation necessity." And I totally agree. Sooooo good. 

And at this point we were all so stinkin' tired that we deemed Wednesday the "lazy day." Sometimes you have to take a break from all the fun of the first half of vacation and recharge for the second half. :)