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A great day for a boat ride to the Jacksonville Zoo!

Boat to the Zoo Alex at the boat

After tying-up, we headed up the dock to the zoo’s back door…

Tying Up Zoo Entrance

Unfortunately, we discovered that admission is no longer free if arriving by boat, so I fumbled for my wallet and we were soon walking down the trail.

We all had a good time, and spent the entire afternoon visiting the animals. The boys got to feed the baby giraffe…

Baby Giraffe

and pet the sting rays…

Sting Rays

we visited the snake sanctuary…


and, of course, rode the carousel!


What a great day! Afterward, we enjoyed a leisurely boat ride home. Adam was pretty tired and wasn’t quite as insistent on speed as he usually is, so we took our time.

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