We stayed in Williamsburg for the week and the leaves are falling fast! That is not all that is falling… acorns! Man! Those things are loud! It’s been a little windy and the first couple nights we were here, we had a hard time sleeping. The acorns would hit the top of the RV and sound like we were under attack! I went up on the roof and covered it with a tarp which helped with the sound.
This area is really historical with the civil war but we threw that all out the window and went to the Metro zoo. It was a good choice!
Ben has a friend from college that works at a zoo. Let me rephrase that. Ben has a friend that grew up living in a Zoo. When his dad was in his 30s, he bought land in Richmond and built a house… and a zoo. I remember going to the zoo as a kid, but I don’t remember it being this awesome. The animals had plenty of space, it was very clean, organized, and spacious for the animals.
One of our favorite things to do was to feed the animals. Especially the Griaffes!
You could feed them right from your hand. They could just extend their necks over the fence. Very friendly and beautiful.
I was also able to fulfill my dreams of becoming a Disney princess. Just kidding. But the birds made me feel like one! You could purchase popsicle sticks with honey and seeds on them and these birds would land right on you and eat them.
The zoo is amazing just as is, but our friend is also known as the Zoo Ninja and competes on America Ninja Warrior and build a zip line OVER the zoo! We couldn’t resist and signed up. After an instruction and safety demonstration, it was about 2 hours of zip-lining. The views were amazing.
They had some rope obstacle courses that you could choose to do, or an easier route if you were afraid of heights.
We had such an amazing day, we took our friend and his wife out to dinner that night. What an amazing and strong family. So great to get to know you and we hope to see you again soon!