In order to really do anything outside at this time of the year in Phoenix, one must rise before the sun. Grandma Mary, Papa Bob, Alex and I headed to the Phoenix Zoo at 7am this morning in order to enjoy it in the relative coolness of the day.We had a great time! The animals were all active and playful (we even saw an eland playing with an ostrich). Alex was well-rested and ready for a day! She insisted on walking everywhere, and since we were basically one of 5 families at the zoo that early, we could let her.
Somehow, we got off of the normal path that we've taken on past trips, and experienced a whole different set of animals and exhibits. Alex got to go into the monkeys' 'house' (an aviary-type exhibit with squirrel monkeys) to visit them and watch them eat their breakfast! How cool is that?