Friday, August 17, 2012

And on the 6th Day in San Diego

On the 6th day, we went to the world famous San Diego Zoo. The bonus here was our friend from college, Natalie, met up with us with her three cute kids. She saved us some time by knowing the best route for the small set. It was nice to visit with her and know we were maximizing our time at the zoo with an inside tour guide! Here are some photos:

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You'll see the LM dressed up for the occasion.
Hee hee.

The first stop was the gift shop. I had quite a nasty burn at the top of my forehead and scalp from the Sea World day and spending time at the beach. I really NEEDED a hat or something to cover that part of my head before we headed back out in the sun. Of course, while I looked for something, the boy found a hat too. He's much cuter in his. In mine, I feel like I'm wearing a MOM HAT. How on earth did that happen people? Geez.

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First stop - flamingos.

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Then some sort of giant lizard, before we headed on the skyfari.

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On the skyfari ride, above the trees

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So serious.

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Sleeping koala. And this was not a zoom lens.
S/he was right there!

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Anna and the Little Man

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Jack and Anna

We headed directly from the skyfari to the elephant exhibit, because there is little to no shade there, so you want to hit it early. There were these great elephant statues the kids could climb on. It was a great photo spot. Of course, at this moment, LM did not want to get out of his stroller for a photo op. But, Natalie's kids took advantage of the opportunity!

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Elephants! Which the boy said over and over.

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A photogenic California plant.

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Off to the next thing...

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...after a short break, of course.

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Pandas!

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Then, time for lunch.

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After lunch, LM wanted to hug and kiss the "baby" Emily over and over.
Baby Emily was very accommodating.

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I love this one. Like, leave me alone, crazy boy.

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While Natalie made a pit stop, the kids traded hats...

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...and decorated S.

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On to more animals!

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Bears! Again, no zoom lens in place!

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This one went over and posed for us with the waterfall!

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Giraffes, and a baby only three days old!

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And my baby was zonked out.

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The giraffe baby got up and walked around a bit, though.
Show off.

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Beautiful animals.

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We walked around a bit longer, checked out a few more animals, and then went for some soft serve ice cream before we headed out.

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The boy took an over three hour nap on this date.

We met Natalie and her family, including her lovely husband, for dinner that night and got to visit a bit more. It was nice to see them and catch up in person!  As were the days that preceded it, day 6 was a very good day, friends. A very good day.

See you soon.

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