Okay, not the usual "zoo" we experience, but rather a literal one. Despite rain and clouds in the early morning, we took a chance and went (with Ximena) to the zoo in Guayllabamba, about an hour outside of the city. The kids desperately needed to get out, and the event was just laid back enough for the adults, too.
We got a preview of Galapagos turtles:
And a bear with "spectacles":
A stunning Tigrillo:
A miffed monkey (we saw many, many monkeys):
Colorful tropical birds:
Afterwards, we went for a late lunch and Samuel did his usual building with empty water bottles:
Carnival ends tonight, so I am back to the archives tomorrow. The kids don't go back to school until Monday.
I hope that all of you back in New England are faring okay after the big blizzard!