I've known people to have problems with zoo's, I am not one of them. I believe they serve an important purpose. And as long as the animals are relocated for species survival, they might as well be viewable by people who might never get to see and learn about such animals otherwise. Like I said, though, Zoo Montana doesn't really fall into the exotic-animal-zoo category.
The first time I hit up Zoo Montana was with my mom during my first summer in Montana. It took us about half an hour, then we hip up The Montana Brewing Company for some booze.
I've wanted to go since Zoey was a newbie but then it didn't make much sense. It was difficult to find people to go with me, and then I eventually forgot because Zoey grew out of being a newborn and my life got way busier.
Now, with the weather so nice and Zoey's insatiable appetite for running here, there, and everywhere, my last week of part-time mom status was as good a time as any to hit up the state of Montana within a 5 mile radius. So we gathered the essentials - i.e. everything under the sun - and were off in search of animals.
For her part, Zoey could hardly wait to get out of the car. She just about climbs in and out by herself, and tries to buckle herself in.
Us girls in our shades.
What you don't see is that 5 seconds after this picture was taken, I - Mom of the Century - pulled one of these:
I tripped on a crack in the sidewalk and almost made us fall flat on our faces. Somehow I managed to recover so neither of us hit the ground but, I swear, it was the scariest 10 seconds ever. What made it even more special was that a delivery man happened to witness the entire thing.
The zoo was fun, offered a different from the norm, and was extremely exhausting. Next time, don't be a hero, Breanne. When they offer you a stroller, TAKE IT! It may not be as big as Denver or San Diego, but running around with a toddler can sure feel like it.