Saturday our Tween group at church – 4th, 5th, & 6th graders – loaded up and left about 2 PM for the Greenville Zoo, for an over night behind-the-scenes adventure. We got there and carried our sleeping bags & such up to the very top of the hill, to the education center where we would be spending the night. Then after a meeting where everyone got the rules, we went behind the scenes to visit the lions, which was very cool. And as we were standing there looking at and learning about the lions, we looked over, and there was this giraffe in the building next door, checking us out. It was sooooo funny.
I got this picture later on in the evening, when we were meeting the animals. Jeni, our tour guide, brought in several animals for the kids to pet and get up close & personal with. It was so much fun and so exciting that I got virtually no pictures of that happening, but I did get this picture of Clara, and most of Adam, hanging on every word she had to say. The kids really were good the whole time – what a great experience.