Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Vacation: San Diego Zoo

We're home and ready to rest after a week full of activity.

We of course had to visit the San Diego Zoo. It's amazing, and enormous! We chose to walk instead of taking the tour bus. Believe it or not, the kids walked the entire time. Well Laurel did anyway, Ian maybe let us walk him in the stroller for about 500 feet's worth. I'm guessing we must have walked at least three miles, probably more.

The animals are amazing: koalas, gorillas, gobs of snakes, grizzly bears, pandas, and the usual lions, giraffes and elephants. A couple of our favorites had to be the polar bears...




...and the hippos.




My personal favorites were these three.



We easily spent seven hours there and didn't see everything. Next year we'll take a different route to see the rest. It's definitely a zoo worth visiting.

12 comments:

Butterfly Mama said...

Oh yea, I love the SD zoo...when we lived there we had annual passes so that we could go pack multiple times. The thing is impossible to see in a day - especially with kids.

So glad you are home safe and had fun!

Heidi

Michelle said...

I'd love to go back to the SD zoo - I went when I was 7 and have GREAT memories of it!

Lady M said...

Fabulous! My parents have annual passes, so we're planning to go during our visit. Q-ster's been to the Wild Animal Park but not the Zoo proper yet.

phonemom said...

My parents used to live in SD near the zoo and all my life, I've heard about how wonderful it was. I'm still waiting to actually get out there but we'll do it some day!

Great pics!

Sherri said...

How fun! We love to visit new zoos!!!

Damselfly said...

It's nice to see everyone wearing a hat. Protect that precious skin!

Those are great shots of the polar bear!

Glad you had fun.

MaryP said...

Love that last shot. Such a nice family group! (But don't let yourself always be the one taking the pictures. I have hardly any pictures of me with my kids when they were little!)

Bloggy Mama said...

That's a terrific picture of the three dears walking. Love it!

Kellie said...

Love the polar bears!! I'd love to go to the SD Zoo. Maybe I'll get out to California someday :)

Zip n Tizzy said...

You know it's funny. Both polar bears and hippos are supposed to be so grouchy, but they are so amusing in the zoo.
I used to love to go to the Central Park Zoo and watch the polar bear. He was such a tease!

Sherri said...

Amazing! I want to go!!

Butterfly Mama said...

Just popping in to say hi and I've given you an award...

Hugs,
Heidi