This past weekend I went to visit a good friend of mine, and a Stevens Alumni, in Washington DC. I hopped on the bus after class on friday and I was in DC by 6pm. I have never really spent much time in DC aside from middle school trips to the museums. I was greatly surprised at how much DC has to offer. I love how close Stevens is to NYC, it is such a great hub for weekend adventures!
Being the animal lover that I am, I was super excited to go to the National Zoo. It is run by the Smithsonian, and thus, its FREE!
The park was beautiful with all the leaves just starting to change to fall colors.
There were all sorts of animals out and about. Elephants, Gorillas, Giant Pandas, Zebras, etc. Some of my favorite animals were the smaller mammals who were kept inside for the warmth. There are so many different types of monkeys. I even saw a Howler Monkey. (I once held a Howler Monkey in Panama, and since then I have been a little obsessed with them).
Check out some of the animals!!
We also got to see them feed the Giant Octopus! (Hint: skip in to about 1:15)