Sunday, February 24, 2013

The One with the San Diego Zoo

Picking up from yesterday - or rather, last week - when we went to San Diego. Tuesday night Fox took a bath and since we didn't bring his towel he got to wear a mini towel, hehe. What a stud muffin.
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Wednesday morning we woke up and did our usual morning routine - breakfast of Frosted Mini Spooners. 
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What's a morning without a little photoshoot?
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We caught a glimpse of downtown San Diego on our way into the zoo. 
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We made it! 
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We knew it was going to be a fun day.
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Right at the entrance are the pinkest flamingos I've ever laid eyes on.
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First stop was the reptile house. Fox checkin' out an alligator (or, as he calls them, "Agalitor").
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Then we headed over to the children's area complete with playground and petting zoo.
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We came all the way to the zoo to see a pony!
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Inside the Insect House we saw tons of disgusting creatures. Chris's worst nightmare - a hive of bees! These leaf cutter ants found some pretty colored leaves.
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It was like a tropical jungle - so pretty!
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Macaw!
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LOOK! A HOMOSAPIEN! Coolest exhibit ever :)
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Walking through the Lost Forest, Scripps Aviary, and Monkey Trail was super impressive. There were three different levels for viewing the animals.
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All over the place was propaganda about how our world is going to pot. Chris loved it.
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Pause to enjoy a cute baby Jane. 
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We stopped for lunch and then headed over to the east side of the zoo to see the big ticket animals like lions and tigers and bears oh my!
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Giraffes are ginormous.
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Fox LOVES elephants.
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King of the mountain syndrome.
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Scenery.
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More scenery.
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I spy two polar bears - one polar bear above water, another polar bear doing the backstroke under water.
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Over by the polar bears there was a helicopter (or as Fox calls it, "hecoliter) for kids to play in. Fox was in heaven.
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Oh what we wouldn't give to ride the Skyfari back to the exit! The only problem was we couldn't take our hefty strollers, so we made the long walk back - at least it was cool-weathered and the scenery was divine.
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Over the course of the day we saw hundreds of animals. Rather than post a picture of each one, I made a collage to recap:
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As we were leaving I heard Fox and Jane laughing away in their stroller. I'm glad they had fun even after a long day of walking/sitting!
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Our final picture was a group shot to commemorate this awesome day. 
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Thanks for all the fun Bybees! We had a blast!

11 comments:

Michelle said...

We love going to the zoo. We visit the MN often and have a membership. We go to Como Zoo in St. Paul alot. We do try to visit different ones when we are traveling. Sadly, it has only been the Duluth zoo (3 hrs from us) or the Madison, WI zoo (about 4 hrs away, not too far from 2peas! :) ) Someday I will visit a zoo with Pandas. Love panda bears. Glad you had a fun time!! :)

Carolyn Taylor said...

Looks like a lot of fun. The pictures of Fox in his little towel are so funny!

JonniGirl96 said...

Wow.
1. Your kids are really cute!! <3
2. That zoo is so much cooler than ours! Although I have a certain fondness of our little home-town zoo. :-)

Lauren said...

The San Diego Zoo is the best! In elementary school when we would go on field trips there, they would always tout it as the best in the world! And I have to admit, even though I love almost every zoo I've ever been to, it's hard to compare them to SD. My family had a membership there, so I have many fond memories. I especially loved watching the polar bears and hippos swim! Looks like you guys had a really fun trip!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo fun!! LOVING that one with Jane and Fox together in the strollers! Tooooooooo cute! :)

his little lady said...

I love that Fox and Jane laugh together!! And those pictures of Fox in the towel, priceless!

Blake and Erica said...

Soo much fun!!! :)

*reyanna klein* said...

How fun!! When we lived in Anaheim, we had passes to the SD Zoo (my grandparents live in San Diego), and it's so wonderful!!! I miss it!

But... I didn't see any photos of APES in your collage. :( Gorillas? Chimps? Orangutans? MY FAVORITES?!?!? What gives, Miss Paige? ;-)

Cathy said...

Love it, thanks for the pictures. I haven't been there in years and years....but the San Diego Zoo is a place I will never forget!

Chris said...

Fox is a little stud muffin! Great post! Fun day at a great zoo

Prasad Joshi said...

Wow. . . Kids are too cute. I have been to San Diego zoo once and it was really a lovely experience. If someone is planning a San Diego trip itinerary with kids then city zoo must be there in trip plan.
But I love your article more just because of cute images of kids. LOL. . .