This week's product review is going to be a little different. Instead of analyzing some running gear or child product, I am going to be talking about vacation spots. Last week, Anna and I took the boys to the NC Zoo in Asheboro, North Carolina. This was the second trip we have taken to this zoo in the same number of years. I have personally visited several different zoos through my years, but I have not found any that have quite been laid out like the NC Zoo.
This zoo is built on a large number of acres. Being so spread out means that there is going to be a lot of walking during your visit. But the size also allows for the animals to have plenty of space and it allows for the habitats to not be right on top of each other.
We were very pleased that the parking lots were mostly empty when we arrived. We took advantage of the empty park and took in many of the attractions during the first half of the day. Some of my personal favorite animals at the zoo were the lions, rhinos, seals, and baboons. After walking about 3 miles, we made it to the junction where there were a few places to get food. Before we ate, we took the boys to the 4D Dinosaur show. Eli made it about 1 minute through the show before he was screaming to leave. I feel bad taking enjoyment out of my child's terror, but it was pretty entertaining.