You guys. This is the cutest thing! We went to the @tracyaviary on Sunday and they just so happened to be walking these adorable 5 week old West African Crowned Cranes. They came up to Rainier and kept poking at his jeans and buttons with their beaks. Rainier was a giggling mess (all while trying to grab them. I had to hold him back!) It was SOOO darn cute.
^^ He may have been more interested in the dirt than the birds at times. Boys!
I was recently asked what my best travel tip is for traveling with a 19 month old. – What I like to tell people is to have a plan and a plan b. If both plans don't go accordingly, just scrap everything (it'll be fine! I promise) and just go with the flow. Make the best of it! – But don't keep yourself at home all the time because things can get hard. – If you don't get out and explore, baby will never learn how to act better in public!" – What is your best travel tip with baby or young child? #UPPAbaby #UbGLUXE #travelwithUb #ad @uppababy
This past weekend we took a trip to visit the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City. It is a shame we waited so long to check it out. I was definitely taken by surprise! The collection of birds is pretty remarkable for a little aviary in the corner of our local park. We had such a great experience with some 5-week old West African baby cranes that were out for a walk. Rainier was all giggles and laughter as they poked at his pants and buttons. It was the cutest thing!
We attended the Outdoor Bird Show, which features some well trained birds flying, hopping and running among the audience! My favorite was the Wrinkled Hornbill. I had no idea that birds could be trained so well! The show was such a delight. The birds would often fly right over your head, making you duck, and you could literally feel their draft in your hair. Rainier marveled and kept saying “OOooooo!” over and over. Of course they ended the show with us in a standing applause.I was surprised all around about the beautiful grounds, the birds, the show and how entertaining it was for adults as well as children!
Tracy Aviary was an outstanding place to trial our new G-LUXE travel stroller from UPPAbaby. We recently picked this up to replace our other bulky stroller The G-LUXE is a lightweight, easily compatible stroller – ideal for car, or air vacations. One thing we noticed about our other bulky stroller is that it doesn’t allow for the baby to recline very far limiting Rainier’s nap potential. After the aviary, we ran into nap time and baby ended up falling asleep in the stroller. We were able to recline the stroller and adjust the seat to fold OUT and UP, much like a living room recliner (think: Laz-e-Boy). This helps him to be more comfortable and helps keep him napping longer, which we all know is KEY for children (and the sanity of the parents!). All in all we love the stroller for day trips around town and it’s been put on our packing list for our upcoming East Coast travel.
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