I get so tired of people who say there's nothing to do in Jackson. Truth is, there's almost TOO MUCH to do in Jackson. For the past two weekends, we've been making the most of it.
A couple of weeks ago, the Jackson Zoo held their annual Zoo Day, with fun booths and activities for the kids, trainers and guides stationed all throughout the park to teach you more about the animals, clowns, carnival games, and more. Clay absolutely loved it. We started with the giraffes, and after watching the orangutans (particularly active that morning) for a bit, we made tiger masks and took a minute to visit with the caricature artist. After playing on one of the zoo playgrounds, we saw the tigers and alligators before winning a few carnival games (free candy for prizes) and spending some time watching the otters play. Then, it was off to see the monkeys, chimps, and rhinos before a few turns on the carousel, a clown performance, and a trip to the gift shop. All of this made little people very happy! We hit up a Mexican restaurant for lunch and then headed home for a rest.
Last weekend, Mal's St. Paddy's Day Parade was in town! We enjoyed the children's festival at last year's parade so much that we went again this year! I thought the festival was even better this year, with two spacejumps, a few fun carnival rides, another clown performance (that's two weekends in a row!), a pet parade (with ADORABLE pets all tricked out in green), and a children's parade. Little man loved it, especially the rides and all of the dogs!
Plus, with the warmer temperatures, we've been enjoying grilling out and eating dinner on the back patio. On Sunday night, we invited my parents over for a lovely dinner of steak kabobs, grilled veggies, couscous, and strawberry cake. The temps were heavenly, and the company was, too! So fun!
Now, THIS weekend, there's not only another parade on Saturday, but we also have tickets to a Disney LIVE! show on Sunday! Woo hoo! I'm beginning to think it doesn't get any better than this!