For the last several years my husband has had a lovely work schedule. He works nine hours a day and gets every other Friday off. Sadly, September marks the end of this schedule, so we decided to make the most of our last free Friday and we took the boys to the Oakland Zoo. It really is the perfect zoo for small children. Not too big and filled with playgrounds and exhibits that are geared for preschool aged children. They had a great time. Five hours at the zoo just wasn’t enough time for them, but it was enough for mom and dad.