Zoo Lights 2016

Friends, after years of saying that I wanted to go see the Houston Zoo Lights, we finally went this year.


But first, let’s back up to Thursday morning…

We had a really leisurely morning around the house. After breakfast, George and I walked over to our nearby HEB to pick up a few grocery items. When we returned home, we made some dip for this week’s party(!), then walked to our neighborhood park for an hour of fun.


Once G was worn out, the two of us drove over to Bellaire Broiler Burger for lunch. G had a hot dog and fries and we ended up sharing my (fabulous) chicken tender basket.


George loves gravy more than I do and he was excited to dip all-the-things in our gravy.


After lunch, we made a quick stop at CVS to pick up some health items for our upcoming trip(!). I’m really feeling CVS lately and love their diversity of products. I also love the stocking stuffer potential of so many of their items.

Later, we met John at home and G wouldn’t nap. While John and G played nap wars, I tidied up the house. I ended up getting G to take a power mid-afternoon nap before we made our way to Hermann Park.


We met my parents at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and did a quick whirl around the Cockrell Butterfly exhibit. Afterwards, we enjoyed a nice stroll through the park as we made our way to get in line for entry into the Zoo.

We purchased our tickets online, yet still had to wait in a very long line to get in. Fortunately, it only took about 15 minutes to make it onto the Zoo property.


And once we were there, oh holy lights!


The Zoo Lights were amazing and I am so glad we went. We had a great time seeing the Zoo in a new light or two (lame jokes – someone stop me now), despite the sometimes crowded walking paths.


We ended up eating dinner at the Zoo because it was very convenient. We split a pepperoni pizza and G had a bagel dog and chips (and pizza – and yes, my child had two hot dogs in one day!). Our pizza was light years better than expected – the crust and toppings were fresh and the pizza was made while we waited.


Traffic was pretty gnarly when we left the Zoo. Although it was somewhat of an evening schedule disruption for us, I am so glad we made our way to Hermann Park early and enjoyed an early evening experience of the Zoo Lights.


Needless to say, George passed out when we got home. Okay…and maybe I did too.

Thursday was another fun family day and I am grateful for all of our experiences.

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