That's why we were so excited to get to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom.
And just guess what the very first creature we saw when we walked in was.
It was that stinkin' grasshopper we saw back at the preserve! Having done his own research just days before, Jacob was quite an expert. An audience gathered as he gave an oral dissertation on the lubber grasshopper.
Once we got past the bugs, we headed straight for the Kilimanjaro Safari. Our first African safari!
OK, maybe it wasn't actually in Africa, but Disney did its best to make us believe we were.
While we were waiting in line (dang bugs slowed us down), I snapped a few pictures. When visiting a zoo or amusement park, I like taking pictures early in the day before the heat, humidity, and long-lines zap our energy.
Obviously, it had already been a long vacation and Big Dude was tired of having his picture taken. (I love his subtle hints.) Little Dude, on the other hand, made sure I took a few extra snaps of him. "Mommy, over here. Take a picture."
As for the safari? Awesome!
It was really, really humid that day. This guy had the right idea...
If I was wearing a fur coat, I'd probably just want to lay around all day too.
Between visiting Africa and Asia, we did manage to spend quite a bit of time visiting with Mickey and other Disney characters. But that's another post.
|He posed himself and made me take a picture.|
Feeling like globe-trotters, we headed over to Asia. Disney really made the place feel like Asia... it was jam-packed with people! I'm sure the Imagineers worked some special magic into making sure all the people converged somehow to make Asia feel so much more crowded than Africa.
It was a fabulous day. But like I said, it was extra humid. By late afternoon, even our own little Tasmanian devil was starting to run out of energy.
Or maybe he was just posing for another picture.