Monday, April 2, 2012

Our Day At the Oregon Zoo

When we originally planned our trip to the Oregon Coast for spring break, we intended to head to the zoo either on the way to the beach or on the way home-not right smack in the middle of the trip.  But today was supposed to be a nice, sunny day in Portland with no rain, so we made the 2 hr drive from the beach to the zoo to have some nice weather.  And the weather did not disappoint!  It was sunny and the temperatures were mild and the animals seemed to be out enjoying the nice weather today, too.

I had to put this picture in of one of the bald eagles.  I just love them!  We are starting to see more of them flying around where we live, but I still wish we saw them more.  I saw one in a tree about a mile from my house about 3 weeks ago.  I didn't have my camera with me to get a picture, though.  Isn't this guy beautiful?

We love cougars since J and I are both WSU grads! ;)

I took this one through the window.  Beautiful cheetah resting in the shade.
 The lion was out and about today, too.
 This picture was the most exciting one for me.  I've never been to the zoo before when the hippo was out of the water.  Usually I just get to see ears and a nose poking out of the water.  I guess Mr. Hippo was out enjoying a bit of sun, too.

Cara especially liked the zebras.

Look at this sweet little panda I found hanging out in the bamboo! ;)

And a few mountain goats I snapped a pic of before we left!
It was a long day and we are all pretty worn out, but it was a lot of fun!


  1. I would love to see a bald eagle in the wild, wow!

  2. love it, and the hippo is adorable. He is really cute.