This guy was very big. Whoa. And close.
There was a reconditioned schoolbus painted in zebra stripes that took us around to the large animals.
The cage with bunnies was Adelaide's favorite, of course.
But this. This was the highlight. Those cases hold tarantulas. I don't do spiders, not even in pictures. No. Nada. Never. Wet my pants no. Well, Adelaide was being so brave. She wanted to see them, and got just this close. For 15 minutes we heard, "Mommy see me being brave of it?" and "Grandma, let me show you how to be brave," and she took my hand and tried to lead me into this little space with these ghastly things in it. I told her no. I can't. Don't make me. "But Grandma, I'm being brave of it, let me take you." Too darned cute with her little hand pulling mine but no. They know spiders are not my thing and I told her if I went in there I would cry. I told her I was so proud of how brave she was, she was much braver than me, but still....no.