No matter how many times we visit Brookfield Zoo, the girls are always fascinated. We look at the same animals, play at the same parks, and see the same dolphin show. They always react as if it is the first time they have ever been there. It's an amazing way to spend a day. They are happy and entertained. I am outside, and not just to weed the garden.
For Christmas each year, my parents give us a membership to Brookfield Zoo. It might be the best, most useful present we get. The great thing about a membership is we can come and go at will. When the girls are having a crabby day, I load them in the mini-van and head to the zoo. Even if we only spend an hour or two, suddenly, it's the best day ever.