For a bigger surprise I found out that there was going to be a special guest at the zoo for a meet-and-greet!
Captain America! (Who is Nick's favorite Avenger)
He told Nick that he could call him "Steve", so all day Nick talked about how he got to meet Steve.
We each got to pick and animal to go and visit.
Katheryn picked the polar bears. Always her favorite
And we were there for feeding time
Nick picked the otter. We named her Marlene (just like in Penguins of Madagascar). She is so active that the kids loved watching her swim all around. We got to see her fed as well, and waited 10 extra minutes for the zoo keeper. Who threw in some food and when someone asked her a question she answered and then walked away.
My choice was the flamingos. I thought the kids would get a kick out of them, and we hadn't visited them for a while. They were in a part of the zoo we usually skip.
I though they provided a nice background for a picture
Kyle picked the penguins. We just missed seeing them fed
It was so hot and sunny that we stopped for a quick popsicle break and then headed out
They each wanted to ride the merry-go-round.
Nick didn't want to go onto anything, so we used the wheelchair turtle. So he could take his wheelchair up a ramp and then get attached to the ride and go around.
Katheryn picked a flamingo
On our way out we saw Steve again
It was a fun surprise for the kids!