Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Animals & Us

We've had some random weather - even by SoCal's winter standards.  Lots of rain, sunshine and 70s, windy as hell and then cloudy with a chance of meatballs the next hour. Madness.

We had a chance to whoop it up down south this past weekend.  A friend's son's birthday party that was run into the house twice with downpours but the pinata was beat to shreds and the kids fished through the prizes inside.  F had an opportunity to put in a few swings.  She dug it.

Post party, we hopped back on the 5 and headed downtown SD to our "new house" for the night.  Every time we stay in a hotel, F thinks we've moved in for good.  Subsequently, she says she doesn't want to go home but wants to go to the "new house."  If only room service and a maid were a daily occurrence.  Oh the life!

I wrapped up some work in the morning and we headed out to the infamous SD Zoo.  First off, $40 to get into the zoo?!  Call me cheap but wha?!  I love our local zoo, small and quaint and not $40 for admission.  If we lived closer we'd spring for the family membership but still the day passes are painstaking....::stepping off that soapbox::

The zoo was awesome.  Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!  F enjoyed herself and Deucie poo had a great time people watching from her seat.
Check this monster sized elephant.  First time to see tusks on an elephant - pretty cool.
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The camels are always interesting.  This one had a limp hump.
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My favorite kind of animal.
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The sea lions were pretty cute, too.
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Then this little booger wanted to take the camera and show us the zoo from her perspective.
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Then she had us posing in front of the trees.  No Mommy and Daddy over here. We got some cute chuckles from onlookers.
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I took back over when she found her peeps.  The tongue is vital in finding balance on one foot.
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And this guy was cool until Deuce started wailing.  He turned around and gave her the fist.  What up.
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So much fun to get away for the night.  Little excursions are the best. 

2 comments:

Abbie Winter said...

oh mama, you are braver than me! good for you getting out! Tell Duece she has her work cut out. G does like older women!! between F's picture taking skills and her posing withe her peeps, I don't know what to do with myself!!!

kristina said...

looks like fun!!!! Thank god no rain.....loving F's photo skillz just sayin

xoxoxox

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