When we were at Van Saun Park, there were a few other things we could do rather than just visit the zoo. There was a carousel ride that Leto really wanted to ride on so badly. My mom went on with him and Micah just wanted to watch or I would have gone on with them too. Leto chose to sit on the jack rabbit. Thankfully Micah had a great time jumping up and down cheering for his big brother, who was so excited as he’d go up and down and around on the carousel!
There was also a cute little train ride that went all around the zoo and a little in between too. On the way would we could reminisce about the animals we had seen in the zoo. It was great for the boys since they love trains, and we all got to enjoy it together. As we rode by the bison, I imagined how great it may have been to pass them on a real train long ago, and perhaps you still can, but I have not been out west at all.
Although they were very hot and worn out, the boys were still willing to go to the large playground at the park and check things ouThey were a little too nervous and scared about going down the big slides, and Micah didn’t like how the bridge shook as he walked on it (which is why he looks upset in the last picture). They have since become a bit more adventurous, but they had fun, regardless of the timidity of trying new things out.