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August 3rd - Daddycamp day twelve

Today we went to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden with my sister Alexis and her kids Joe and Marilyn, and being Brooklynites, they are EXPERTS on all the fresh spots to hit. After an exciting-yet-serene romp through the Japanese gardens, we hit the "local flora" section:

 Very brambly! 

Very brambly! 

We were pretty much the only ones there, and it was nice and shady on a hot day. We hit the children's learning center after that: 

 Pictured: kids ignoring nature in favor of Pokémon cards. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   

Pictured: kids ignoring nature in favor of Pokémon cards. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   

And then we took a quick picnicbreak and headed to the Brooklyn Zoo, right across the street! 

 What does a two headed turtle take for a headache? Ex-shell-drine! Ugh, sorry.  

What does a two headed turtle take for a headache? Ex-shell-drine! Ugh, sorry.  

They let peacocks roam around the zoo, which is pretty cute. Also cute: watching kids run in terror from a peacock.  

 Why hello.  

Why hello.  

It seemed like the animals were more active than normal towards the end of the day. I'm gonna try hitting zoos in the afternoon more often.  

 Getting kids to show you their face while crouching reminds one that frogs have no necks. 

Getting kids to show you their face while crouching reminds one that frogs have no necks. 

 Zephyr and Marilyn in a large groundhog tunnel together. Cute! 

Zephyr and Marilyn in a large groundhog tunnel together. Cute! 

And then we finished off the day on the Prospect Park Carousel!  Everything is right next to each other!

 Really lovely, and sometimes it plays calliope versions of the hits of the '70s, including the theme song to Welcome Back Kotter

Really lovely, and sometimes it plays calliope versions of the hits of the '70s, including the theme song to Welcome Back Kotter

And now I take a week off as we head to the beach to hang with the kids cousins! Back on the 14th with a Museum Monday scavenger hunt in Flushing Meadows!