30 June 2014

San Diego Zoo

We had a BLAST at the zoo!
SOO many animals and things to see.
First thing we did was take a bus tour of the zoo to help us get the "lay of the land"
so to speak, then we could decide where to visit afterwards.
 
http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/content/map
 
SO this place is gigantic!
I mean HELLO!
We took the double decker bus around the entire zoo,
but of course you can't see ALL the animals from a bus
so we then walked to specific places to see the little habitats.
And without further ado,
the animals (and some people)
 



 
Ok condors (aka vultures) are the freakiest birds ever.....
their wingspan is ridiculous and they are scary when they swoop!
 
 
They were taking a freaking WOLF on a walk!
All I wanted to do was jump out and pet it hahaha 
Crazy? Yes, but truth.
I love wolves ;)
 
 




 
The baby giraffe (under the mommy giraffe)
had been born like 2 weeks ago
(6 feet 2 inches at BIRTH)
and was so cute!!
And KOALAS!
Who doesn't like Koalas?
Only people with no heart!
 




 
Rory LOVED the fish in the Pygmy hippo/crocodile habitat!
Can't ya tell?
She did NOT want to look at me for a picture hahaha
 





 
Ok, that hippo?
HE WAS HUGE!!
I mean gigantic/ginormous/gargantuan/etc.
He was just chillin in the water, then he saw Rory
and I kid you not, he walked right up to her!
She wasn't sure how to take that cuz he was so much bigger than her,
but she warmed up to him and thought he was really cool ;)
We took a "lunch" break to eat our pb&j sandwiches ;)
 



 
With Grandpa Mills ;)
Andrew took that random picture of Rory and turned out amazing!
 





The pandas!!!
They were so cute and I just loved them!
The red panda is what Master Shifu from Kung Fu Panda was based on!
That coiled mass is a freaking snake......
I hate snakes.....
 




 
Ok that Jaguar was ANGRY about something....
he refused to stay still,
Andrew got lucky with the 2 shots we got with him,
but one of them has a different kid in them that's not ours hahaha
Rory loved the elephants too!
She wanted to pet them hahaha
and then she crashed hardcore so we left ;)
 
 
Luckily my FIL was able to snap a picture of us
in the aviary ;)
Last trip with just the 3 of us!
I gotta say, being 32 weeks along and all that walking was a bit hard BUT
totally worth it and we loved the experience! 
 

4 comments:

  1. So happy to hear you all had a good time! We're headed to San Diego next week and we are spending a day at the zoo. I'm a little nervous about all that walking while being pregnant but I just keep reminding myself that it won't be as hot there as it is here!

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    2. KARAJEAN - If you haven't paid for admission yet here's a code to get you $6 off each adult ticket online...14043... (just the 5 numbers) Just put it in at checkout for savings on up to 6 adult tickets... - Jim Mills (Ali's FIL)

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  2. That zoo is totally amazing! I'm so happy for you and your family. San Diego is my hometown and I miss it so much. Can't wait to read more about your awesome vacation adventures. :)

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Welcome to our adventure!