we met up with some friends at the woodlands park zoo. it is a really nice zoo. they have canopies of trees that make you feel like you are walking through the forest. it was quieter and not as busy as the san diego zoo, but we had a blast. penelope saved the map and circled all the animals that she missed and wants to see next time, so we will be regulars. isla is really starting to be perceptive to animals. she love dogs, mainly, but the zoo creatures still tickled her fancy.