Funny how the turtle is so much smaller than I remember... So I took Holly with me and this is what they looked like at the start of the day. This is before it got warm. Before he yanked his hat off. (Which he has to wear backward anyway because if he can see the bill it comes off in two seconds). Before he took off his shoes. Before he got filthy dirty petting zoo chunks on his shorts and ended up wearing only the "Going Ape" onesie that I found highly appropriate for a Zoo day.
We saw lions and bears and rhinos and turtles and meerkats and okapis and giraffes and monkeys and orangutans and, well, hippos.
We ate bananas and nectarines and gold fish crackers and shared chicken fingers and french fries. We walked up hills. We walked down hills. We walked up more hills. I have decided that the word "hill" effectively describes the World Famous San Diego Zoo. Garrett has decided, lately, that he likes to use his only two teeth to chomp down on fingers. It's highly exciting. We're working on it. In any case, I thought this picture was appropriate...
All in all, we made it just over four hours before Garrett had a colossal meltdown in the middle of the petting zoo because, of course, I should have let him keep crawling toward the deer poop because my child would never have tried to put it in his mouth. Noooo. So anyway, we loaded him back into the stroller, went and visited the humming birds, and left. He was asleep before we got out of the row we'd parked in. But I think he had fun. I'm glad we got passes.
And I'm even more glad that my Sea World working brother got us free passes to there. Passes that we will be using on Friday. I'll keep you all posted. All, two of you who read my blog~