During Spring Break, my Mr. Hubs had the bright idea to check to see if the National Cathedral was open, which is an uphill climb from the National Zoo. I mention this because his light bulb moment occurred right after spending at least two hours at the Zoo. I was absolutely positively 99.9% sure that it was closed after last August's earthquake. After an uphill mile long hike, I found out I was 100% wrong. It was sooo worth it. (On my behalf, the observation tower is closed and there's a net covering up pretty much the entire ceiling.) The church ladies were busily arranging flowers in a side wing for the Easter service. There is an interesting exhibit detailing the earthquake damage including the original construction and history. It was quite and serene-- exactly opposite of the Zoo. Even the kids loved it and there were very few Spring Break tourists.
|awww... and no, I did not photoshop the sky- au natural.|
|August earthquake damage|
|time to go home, maybe?|
|we asked them if they were ready for a snack...|