Big Fat Fort Worth Zoo Adventure Post!

I feel a bit like I’m on vacation. I have been running so steadily for work (photography) and now I’ve switched gears to focus on my family and it feels really weird. But, we’ve been having a great time!

Here is a huge post of our trip to the Fort Worth Zoo. You will notice several cameos by Flat Stanley. I am participating in a Flat Stanley project for one of my photography buddy’s (Zak Schwank Photography) wives, who is a teacher. If you’re not familiar with Flat Stanley, check out!

It wasn’t really ideal photo-taking conditions when we went to the zoo, but who I am to pass up cute animals?

Brothers.. I didn’t dress them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We got Joshua this little video camera for Christmas and he carries it everywhere.

The Cheetahs were the only cats that weren’t sleeping.. They were pacing around their habitat very quickly.

A poor attempt at a shot with myself, Joshua, Jonathan and Svaya.

I don’t give up easily ๐Ÿ˜›


They are so cute..

I really wanted to scoop one up and put it in my purse to take home.

My personal favorite zoo exhibit is the white tigers. They have been my favorite as long as I can remember.

Nom Nom Nom

I love how majestic they are! (By the way.. the weird black shadowy stuff is from shooting through the bars on the exhibit.)

Pile O’ (Big) Kitties!

The lions were sleeping too..

I almost decided not to post this picture, after I really looked at it.. but then I figured.. I’ll leave it to you to decide why I almost didn’t post it. ๐Ÿ˜›

Flat Stanley checking out some birds.

Joshua with a Kangaroo statue, that I’m pretty sure USED to be a Komodo Dragon sculpture (I’m pretty sure, because Brian took a picture of me on it around 4 years ago.. and no, I’m not posting it!).

Of course, Flat Stanley had to have his turn as well.

Penguins are awesome.

The reptile house was PACKED because it was air conditioned. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Fort Worth Zoo is divided up into areas like “Africa, Asia and Texas”.. So this is a random fake cemetery in the Texas area.

Joshua pays his respects to the fake dead.

Texas is one of the, if not THE, most diverse state, as far as terrain goes. We have mountains, rolling hills, deserts, coastlines, and even rain forests! A little bit of everything.

One more sleeping kitty.

After the zoo, we went to Spiral Diner for some lunch. Spiral Diner is a completely vegan restaurant, and quite tasty. They also have a new location in Oak Cliff, for the Dallas side of the metroplex.

Joshua and me (with bunny ears, of course).

Our friend Sara, and Svaya.. who managed to look fresh faced and adorable, despite the heat.

Here’s wishing you all a wonderful week!


9 Responses to “Big Fat Fort Worth Zoo Adventure Post!”

  1. fortytwostars says:

    What a great post! Love love love the shots of you and the crew. Also *SQUEE MEERKATS!*

  2. ohana photographers says:

    lovin the white tigers and the shot of the orangutan!

    flat stanley woop woop!

  3. melanie swan says:

    Fun pictures!! Oh, and I LOVE the Spiral Diner! YUM!!! Now that's all I'll be able to think about today. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Sara says:

    yay zoo! they turned out great ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Zak Schwank says:

    love meerkats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's the first place we head when we go to the SD Wild Animal Park. Love Flat Stanley's clothes and hat! The kids in Jennifer's class are going to love what you've done! Thanks Brandi! You rock! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Svaya says:

    That's how I roll ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I think your picture of the flamingo is super-cool, I'd just like to mention…
    and omg you got some of the cutest pictures of meerkats I've ever seen! And I must applaud you of your rare capture of a moment of Jonathan laughing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good Job Brandi!!!

  7. zdjฤ™cia ล›lubne says:

    Funny picture – very, very epic!

  8. Bella Pop Photography says:

    I love the tigers. I could just stare at them all day. I want to take them home. ๐Ÿ™‚

    glad to see you got to go to the Spiral Diner! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jennifer Schwank says:

    Oh my gosh…the kiddos are going to be so inspired!! …love the hat on Flat Stanley. Thank you so much for participating …can't wait to hear about the rest of his adventures. Beautiful pics ๐Ÿ™‚

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