With the new job I have a benefit of using the company pass for the NC Zoo. So, what better to do the weekend after the 4th but visit the zoo. It only cost us a stroller rental, as Julie brought her bike and Thane's trailer instead, and a toy truck suvenier which was being broken within hours of the visit! haha
Thane kept asking to find some snakes, and of course he wanted to pet/hold everything and take them to show-and-tell at school.