Mari and I took a ride up to Wheaton, MD. to drop off Matthew's trombone for repair at Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center and I surprised her by taking her to one of her favorite places in D.C. - The Smithsonian National Zoological Park! It was my first visit and I am looking forward to going back for an earlier start (when the animals are more active and the parking is not so bad). It is definitely a MUST SEE for all visitors to the capital area (and it's free too!).