Our buddies came for a visit and we took them to the zoo. Jacksonville has a fabulous zoo. If you ever have the opportunity to visit, I suggest making the Jax Zoo a top priority. One of the highlights of this visit was feeding the birds. We purchased nectar in little plastic cups and then entered the aviary where these Lorikeets (?) and Lories were. The birds will drink from the cup and lick the sides of it. They come right up to your hand! So fun to be so close to these otherwise timid birds. Our boys really got a kick out of it. And how amazing are these giraffes? Love these gentle giants. We had a great time with our friends. Packed a lot into our visit. Our boys drove us absolutely crazy, but they had fun and got along well. The water photos were also taken at the zoo. There is a water "park" where the kids can play and run around in the water. Nice treat when it's 90+ degrees. Look at our little guys: riding the carousel, hanging out in the splash park, feeding the birds...looks like they are so happy and relaxed, doesn't it? You would never know how much we had to yell at them for being so wild and crazy. And whiney. And loud. Truly. We almost put them in one of the cages at the zoo and left them there! They would have fit right in!!!