One of the first things we did with them was visit the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. We have annual passes with free admission for our guests as well. It is well worth the membership fee because this zoo is a triple whammy - amusement park rides, splash pads, and animals!
Emeth and Bexy were fascinated by the aquarium fish,
and each other.
There is a huge underground tank where you can see manatees
and turtles up close and personal.
We took a saunter through the Florida Wildlife Walk,
then headed straight for the rides.
We started out with the carousel,
where zebras, giraffes, gorillas, and hippos are ridden
just as commonly as horses.
Then we took a ride on the terrifying Tiger Express.
After all that excitement we needed something to
slow down our fast-beating hearts.
We chose the train that travels at speeds exceeding 3 mph!
In fact we rode it twice, because trains are very dear to Ethan's heart.
But that's not all we did there.