So the Zoo. The Smithsonian National Zoological Park, to be exact.
You know I love big cats, and they have LOTS. And red pandas. And pandas, wolves, foxes, cheetahs, and so many great animals the Norfolk Zoo doesn’t have. The only thing I don’t like is that you have to backtrack so much. And the hills. I hate the hills. If you enter from the road/metro station areas, then it’s downhill as you walk through and uphill on the way back.
But overall, it’s a fun visit!
What’s your favorite part of the National Zoo?
(Mine’s obviously the big cats.) ;-)
This spot is only about 40 minutes or so from my house and I didn’t know it existed until a few years ago. Since then, I’ve brought quite a few friends here to wander and take pictures.
Historic St. Luke’s Church is in Smithfield, Virginia. According to its website, it is “the oldest existing church of English foundation in America and the nation’s only surviving Gothic building.”
It’s pretty, the grounds and surrounding cemetery are pretty. The tour is interesting and the artifacts inside are cool. The church isn’t used for weekly services anymore, but they still do weddings (one of my friends was married here).
What are some cool places near you that you hadn’t ever heard of?