Grandma and Grandpa Huggins gave us a fantastic Christmas present this year, a family pass to the local zoo. It is less than an hour away from the house and located in the closest big city (Evansville, IN) where we have to do much of our shopping. It is so nice to be able to pop over to the zoo for a nice long walk before facing such dreaded places as the mall, Target or Home Depot. We went for the first time last weekend and really enjoyed the family time. Some of the enclosures offer terrific up-close animal experiences that I think Griffin will continue to enjoy for a long time. For me this is a perfect gift...it continues to give all year long, provides us a learning experience, excercise and family fun outdoors. Here are a few photos I managed to snap.