I just got back from a trip to Virginia and Washington DC. It was very cool. I had a great time. We went to a bunch of the national monuments, the Smithsonian Museum of History (I saw Kermit and Dorothy’s ruby slippers), the Spy Museum, the Newseum, we went to the White House where  I saw the President’s dog, Bo.

The other thing is that we went to the National Zoo. The zoo was really large and had lots of animals. It’s famous for having a panda and kiwis. Those are small flightless birds with long beaks that live in New Zealand. I didn’t get to see them though because their enclosure was having some renovations added to it.  I wanted to share some pictures of it all with you, so check them out below and on the picture page.

I’m still raising money throughout July for the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge and the Center for Animal Research & Education if you have not donated to the cause yet. If you are interested, send any donation amount or make checks payable to JoeBites, 2316 Ashland Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107. THANKS!

National Zoo, Wa DC
Photo by Joe Kirkham

National Zoo
Photo by Joe Kirkham

National Zoo, Wa, DC
Photo by Joe Kirkham

National Zoo, Wa DC
Photo by Joe Kirkham

National Zoo, Wa DC
Photo by Joe Kirkham

National Zoo, Wa DC
Photo by Joe Kirkham

National Zoo, Wa DC

National Zoo, Wa DC
Photo by Joe Kirkham

National Zoo, Wa DC
Photo by Joe Kirkham