We took Munchkin to the Portland Zoo today. It was a lot of fun and we saw lots of animals, of course. Munchkin had a really good time. In the section called the Great Northwest there are mountain goats, bears, cougars, and the like. The highlight for me was the golden eagle, which we got to see up close. There was also a section with farm animals in a petting zoo. At the entrance to the "farm" was a John Deere tractor set up for kids to climb on. Munchkin did, of course.
On the way home, I asked Munchkin which animal at the zoo was his favorite. Munchkin answered, "A tractor." He has held steadfastly to his answer, even telling Grandma on the phone that a tractor was his favorite animal. A drive to Portland, a $20 entrance fee, and Munchkin likes the tractor!
Personally, my favorite moment occurred as we watched a large brown-orange baboon. I heard a mother say to her son who was about Munchkin's age, "No, it's not Elmo."