Monday, January 12, 2009

First Trip to the SD Zoo in 10 Years

The above picture helps me to understand why people often ask if they are triplets.

What is that you say? I post pictures of the zoo all the time? Ah, yes, that is true. But Ben hadn't used his membership until we went to the San Diego Zoo on New Year's Day. He somehow escaped all of the trips I've taken to the Zoo/Wild Animal Park this summer and over the past few years and had not been since he took me when we were 18 or 19 years old. On this lovely day, Isabel woke him up so darn excited to go to the zoo that he just had to come with us.

New Year's Day was the perfect day at the zoo and we had great weather. The kids are at a great age for activities like this - they make it so much more fun!

Adam, happy to see the giraffes with Grandpa. And there is Ben in the background - proof he was there.

Anna on the bus tour.

The bus tour again - I'm not sure how much they could see, but at Adam said, "I love this bus Mommy" so I guess they enjoyed the ride.

Anna and then Adam in front of the panda.

Best parts of the day that I don't have pictures of:

1. The elephant peeing. Have you ever seen an elephant pee? It is quite a sight.
2. Taking a bus up the hill to see the polar bears. I told Kevin it was a horrible steep walk and we were taking the bus. He walked. We waited 10 minutes for the bus, went up a hill maybe the length of half a football field, and got off. I didn't realize it was that close :)
3. Our stop at Wood Ranch Grill. Have I blogged about Wood Ranch yet? It is our new favorite place. It is out of the way in South Corona so we now stop there on our way back from trips to San Diego.


Tiffani said...

I work just right down the street from Wood Ranch. I LOVE that place! It is my all time favorite place to eat. I think they have the best Salmon and Tri Tip sanwiches I have ever tasted!
We have not been to the SD Zoo ever! One of these days i am gonna take the kids.
Love the pictures!!`

The Druhe Fam said...

Oh, we're just about to renew our passes! We should meet at the Wild Animal Park sometime...while it's still cool outside :) Looks like you guys had fun! I love all the pics!

Katie said...

In your defense, the hill would have been really hard with three little ones. Looks like you had a good time. I'm so jealous!

Sabby said...

It was a great day to start the new year!

Ellie said...

So fun! I love the zoo! I can see why they people look like triplets!

Frances Vineyard said...

Hi Twin Mom Lurker, :)...from another twin Mom lurker! You should have said hi a long time ago, so I could find your blog. Do one of you work or did work at Scripps? You children are beautiful!