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Fun trip to Mount Vernon

10 May

A few days after Christmas, we met up with Mom, Leigh, Chip and Mr. J for a post-Chrismas visit to Mount Vernon. The highlight was Aladdin the Camel.

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He was on loan from a local zoo for the holidays. I guess George Washington had a camel and they bring one to visit every year. This was a bit of a comical thief. You got fair warning from an employee about his tendency to steal sunglasses, jewelry, hair clips, cameras but several people did not take the warnings. And, he liked to lick tops of people’s heads.

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And, Mout Vernon always has a nice view.

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We got to see a kangaroo

19 Jan

And a sloth, and an anteater and some cool little sugar gliders. All in one day. All in Virginia.

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We got invited to see some cool animals and Miss H was thrilled.

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First it was a sloth. She lives in the house and is pretty cool.

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Then we got to meet the kangaroo. She was really good with the kids. How many kids (or adults!) can say they have petted a kangaroo?

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Then we got to meet the cool anteater. He is the mischievous one in the bunch and wanted all the attention.

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I had no idea they could climb.

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Miss H liked the sugar gliders because they climbed on her arm. The anteater tried to climb up her leg but he was on the bigger side.

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It was a fun day with some fun animals.

Plus we got to bring two books home by the author and owner of the animals!