At first I was not too excited about this particular outing just because we are frequent visitors to the local Salt Lake City Zoo but due to the popularity of the San Diego Zoo I was willing to give it a try. We were all pleasantly surprised by the variety of animals they had and the amount of space those animals had to live in. Plus just the way the exhibits were built, it seemed like we were able to get a lot closer to the animals.
I am always a big fan of the bears......
and of course all the different varieties of greenery.
Lucas once again proved to be quite the photographer.
Although Steve never did order a beer, he was very excited to see that it was at least an option. Something we most definitely don't have at our local zoo.
Landon liked the koala's, especially the baby.
Lucas liked the little white Arctic Wolf who was very playful.
We again snacked our way through lunch so the boys were allowed to pick yet another stuffed animal. For Landon it was a koala and a wolf for Lucas. It only took us one time of paying $40 for 2 salads and 2 hot dogs to learn our lesson.
Back at the hotel the boy went swimming with Steve while I picked up dinner from our favorite local Mexican restaurant.
After dinner we once again walked across the street to the ocean to watch the sunset. We made sure to bring bags so we would have somewhere to put our seashells and rocks.
We stayed up late playing ping pong by the pool and eating as many free, warm, chocolate chip cookies from the front desk as we could possibly handle (something we really did every night). We were all sad to see our fun family vacation come to an end.
We were slow getting out of the hotel the next morning and did not get on the road for home until about 10:30. It was a long ride where the boys and I got lots of sleep before we made it home around 11:30 at night. Here I am a week later and still wishing we were on the beach watching the sun set on the Pacific Ocean. It may have been my first trip to California, but not my last.