Sunday, November 18, 2007
Zoo Camp with the Cub Scouts
Friday evening we headed to Columbia to the Riverbanks Zoo for a Camp In with the Cub Scouts. The Riverbanks Zoo does this for all kinds of groups and calls it Zoo Camp. It was a GREAT experience. Very well run, the zoo is gorgeous, the boys had a great time (and the adults too). Aside from sleeping on a cold, hard auditorium floor, the trip was great!! We got to go behind the scenes into the animal "barns" and see the animals up close. We saw giraffes, grizzly bears, koalas and a hippo names "Montgomery (he was born in AL at the Montgomery Zoo). We went on a night hike and then the next morning after another tour, we were invited to stay at the zoo as long as we wanted. After a carousel ride and visiting a few exhibits we headed home. Noah and all the scouts in his pack had a great time. As a bonus, the zoo was hosting a VIP event Friday evening and had the zoo decorated for Christmas and their annual "Lights before Christmas" event. Santa was there too! We can't wait to go back and visit again. We will definitely plan on taking any out of town guest there as well.