Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zoo Days

We are STILL on vacation! It has been so awesome.

On Monday, after we picked Julie up from school, we headed down to Santa Barbara and went to the zoo. It is always a favorite for our family. The kids both get to see their favorite animals (giraffe and elephant) and there is a train!!
Julie remembers where most of the animals are, so she is always telling us what way to go and is really good at finding the animals in their habitats.
Julie and John being condors.
Then we continued south for a bit and stayed in a Hotel. Hotels are always super exciting and fun. This one had a heated outdoor pool so after dinner we jumped in. The pool itself was warm, but once we got out.....burrrr!

Another Hotel treat is watching TV and this time we watched Toy Story 3....and I may have cried at the end.

The next morning we got up and went to the La Brea Tar Pits. This stop was definitely more for John and I than the kids. But Julie really liked looking at the bones.

Andy really liked this woolly mammoth. He really wanted to feed it. Too bad it was stuffed.
In my brain, I understood how large these animals were, but this really puts it in perspective. And I was a bit awestruck.
Towards the end, this is how Julie felt about the La Brea Tar Pits....but Daddy and I had a great time and can't wait to go back and read all the displays.
Then it was off to the LA Zoo! Animal filled weekend! LA Zoo is HUGE and so spread out. We saw some awesome animals, like zebras, mountain goats and a hippo!
And just for Pop-pop.....a rhino!!!
We are happy to be home in our own beds and in our routine. Even just two days away and you start to miss the fun day to day things that happen at home. Speaking of which, time for gymnastics!!

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