Fall Break Adventures Part 2: Memphis Zoo

After we kicked off Fall Break with a camping trip to DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve, I headed to my hometown of Collierville, TN (Memphis suburb) with the 3 kids to visit my parents for a few days. The Fall Break adventures continued there when we visited the Memphis Zoo, which is as good as any zoo I have been to outside of St. Louis. Here are some pictures from our time at the Memphis Zoo.

The Memphis Zoo was decorated for Halloween.

The Memphis Zoo was decorated for Halloween.

One of the 1st things we did was feed the giraffes!

One of the 1st things we did was feed the giraffes! Will thought¬†the giraffe’s giant tongue was hilarious.

Sam and Julie Beth feeding the giraffe.

Sam and Julie Beth feeding the giraffe.

Giraffe selfie.

Giraffe selfie.

Giraffe.

Giraffe.

Me with a giraffe.

Me with a giraffe.

Close-up shot of some giraffes.

Close-up shot of some giraffes.

The boys dancing in front of the giant water fountain.

The boys dancing in front of the giant water fountain.

The panda bear is one of the laziest animals ever. It just lays there looking almost dead.

The panda bear is one of the laziest animals ever. It just lays there looking almost dead.

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Julie Beth enjoying the primates.

Julie Beth enjoying the primates.

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Another giraffe.

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zebra

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elephants

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gorilla

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The kids with some of their cousins.

The kids with some of their cousins.

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rhino

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wolf

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Will on the carousel.

Will on the carousel.

Sam, Mimi & cousin on the carousel.

Sam, Mimi & cousin on the carousel.

Julie Beth & Poppa on the carousel.

Julie Beth & Poppa on the carousel.

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The boys petting a snake.

The boys petting a snake.

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Memphis Tiger

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Memphis Tiger

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lions

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white tiger

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meerkat

Vampire Julie Beth

Vampire Julie Beth

Witch Sam

Witch Sam

My kids riding the hippo statue.

My kids riding the hippo statue.

The kids worn out after a long, eventful day at the Memphis zoo.

The kids worn out after a long, eventful day at the Memphis Zoo.