The Bronx Zoo was definitely on my list this summer. It was hard to find a weekend that Jon could come with us (the zoo is always SO much easier with daddy!) so we got together with some friends and planned a mommy adventure. Getting to the zoo is no small feat with multiple children in tow without a car. For us in includes a train ride, a transfer to a very crowded express bus, and a hike from the bus to the entrance of the zoo. We felt such a sense of accomplishment by just getting ourselves there that we HAD to take a picture!
The kids had a great time. It was the perfect weather for the zoo -- a shockingly overcast day in the middle of a heatwave. We went on a *FREE* Wednesday which is a blessing and a curse -- it's free but crowded! We were able to avoid the crowds for most of the day and enjoyed most of the animals.
My favorite part of the day was actually watching the kids observe the ducks! For some reason they were all super calm the whole time. They could have sat there all day if we would've let them.
The Bronx Zoo is definitely a classic NYC adventure, but I decided after this past trip that I'm cool with going about once a year :) SO, until next year!!!