While she was here, we had a gorgeous day for a visit to the Phoenix Zoo. The sun was warm, and the shade was cool with a breeze. Our visit began with the safari animals. The tiger even growled for us, and we managed to catch the lion before he laid down for a nap.
The new monkey exhibit let us visit the little guys without any cage between us and them. We picnicked by the lake where the gibbons entertained us with their tightrope act, and later Silas and Cooper got some wiggles out at the farm playground.
The next day we shopped at the AZ Mills Mall in Tempe before meeting Stephen for lunch at Smashburger. Yum! Then we visited Charis’ former roomie from her year of teaching in Ketchikan, Alaska, and afterwards hit the mall again for a carousel ride.