Eleanor was clearly excited.
I'm often surprised by just how much Eleanor "gets it" and this was definitely one of those cases. She'd spot the animal in the display, lock eyes on it and then watch it move about.
We started out with the snake/frog exhibits and this little green snake followed Eleanor and Hadley all along the glass. Eleanor was half fascinated/half freaked out. She handled it better than I would have thought though, no tears!
And of course, one of the best parts of these sorts of things is getting to walk around all morning and chat with a friend. Emily and I both lived in the South Bay last year but only got to hang out once (a true shame!). So now, since both coincidentally moving to Fresno/Clovis this past fall, we have had fun getting together more often. Emily is just one of those awesome people you meet who you can instantly talk to about anything. Plus I so admire the kind of mom she is to her two girls.
We can't wait to go back to the zoo lots and lots. It really is a Fresno gem!
P.S. Who else has season passes?? Let's go together!