6/12/11

anddd i'm back! (with updates, part 1!)

hey guys! sorry to have been MIA for an entire month. the past few weeks have been really crazy with the end of yet another semester at school, my birthday (!), and SO much traveling between philly, baltimore, dc, nyc, and upstate ny. on top of all of that, when i moved into my new apartment in the city at the beginning of june, i didn't have internet for a whole week.

needless to say, i'm a bit behind on what everyone has been doing. i can't wait to catch up on what you've all been up to lately, and i'm really excited to share what i've been up to!

here's part 1: my-super-sweaty-super-hot-one-day-trip-to-dc-in-a-car-that-insists-on-pumping-out-heat-24/7-on-a-104-degree-day.

despite the scorching hot weather that day, an emergency trip to radio shack for a lost memory card replacement, and a $100 parking ticket (AGHHH), dave and i had a lot of fun on our day trip.

our first stop was the national zoo!

while at the zoo, of course we had to check out the pandas!
one of the pandas, mei xiang, was closed off so she could have a stress-free pregnancy
no matter, though! we stopped to chat with this lil cutie on our way out from the panda exhibit
we also saw one red panda, who insisted on being too cool to look at the camera
we also saw zebras...
a very tired ape...
an orangutan cozied up in her snuggie while chatting with her buddy on the right...
a very ferocious lion who roared for about 10 minutes straight...
a tiger snoozing in the shade...
a camera-shy groundhog (who knew the national zoo had groundhogs?)...
an alligator (crocodile?)...
and a VERY chill iguana.
then it was off to the national museum of national history!



dinosaurs and ice-age behemoths are awesome, but we all know the real "gem" of the nmnh ;]
the hope diamond!!! this was about as close as i could get to trying it on
we also checked out the washington monument...
the world war II memorial...
various washington dc ducks...

and the lincoln memorial.
all in all, a very fun day. my favorite part of our day trip, hands down, was when dave surprised me with this little fella when we were walking out of the gift shop at the zoo.
his name is ralphie, he loves singing classic show tunes and disney songs, and he's keeping me company while i work in nyc and dave does research in baltimore.

update part 2 (which isn't nearly as image-heavy) is coming soon!


6 comments:

John Kim said...

All the animals looks like they need to cool off

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

So glad to see you're back... it definitely sounds like you've had a full plate. So glad your time in D.C. was fun. Love all the animal pictures, too!

suki pooki said...

I love your photographs of the animals! Amazing! Wow the lion roared? I've only ever heard the lion at my local zoo roar once, and when he did EVERYONE ran to his cage to see him, I guess he was jealous of all the attention the other animals were getting hahaha

Leia, from Circus Clouds. said...

that looks very exciting! I love the picture of the panda rolling around! I love this post it looks so sweet and the animals look adorable, the pictures look great <3
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Ioana-Carmen said...

Intersting post sweetie! I was thinking...maybe we can follow each other?! XoXo

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trishie said...

Looks like a fun day at the zoo! Shame about the panda enclosure being closed off but you could always visit again when the babies are born. How awesome would that be?

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