On Thursday morning, I loaded up the kids for a road trip to Indianapolis, IN. Our first stop was the Indianapolis Zoo. In the Oceans area the kids got to pet baby sharks. This was new since our last visit and the kids really enjoyed it. They actually feel kinda like sandpaper and not as smooth as I thought they would:)
Liam and Lilyan trying to reach another shark...It is not my favorite zoo but the kids DO get to see some animals that we don't have in Ft. Wayne like... bears (polar and brown), elephants, rinos and even a dolphin show. The animals weren't super active but it was pretty HOT! We were also excited that Aunt Mindy and our cousins...Ashley and Angela were able to meet us for a couple hours. We hadn't seen them since Christmas:(
We road the Kombo Family Roller Coaster...not very big but the triplets especially enjoyed it. And a couple of the kids also rode the carousel. Back in the Plains area, in front of the Cheetah cages, they had a Race-A-Cheetah challenge. Leytan paid his $.50 and tried to see if he could outrun a Cheetah:) Umm...no luck since they run like 70 miles on hour or something crazy like that. LOL! It is sponsored by the Tony Stewart foundation.
Leytan and Lorelle got their caricatures drawn. I thought Lorelle's was better than Leytan's but we did not buy either. Too expensive! They thought they were funny to get done though:)
Lorelle's picture...After the zoo, we headed to our hotel downtown to cool off and relax for a while. Then we walked over to the Circle Center Mall and enjoyed dinner at Champps. We also picked up some Cinnabons for breakfast. NO...I did not have one:( UGH...was that HARD! Back to the hotel for some pool, hot tub and sauna action.