Saturday, June 19, 2010

San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park

Friday, we grabbed Grammy and headed to
the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park.
The weather was beautiful and the animals
were out and about. Can't beat that! Our favorite moment came at the end of the day.
We were walking away from the elephants
when we heard a really load sound (Summer
said it sounded like a motorcycle right behind us).
We turned to see one of the teenage elephants crying
out and a ton of hay came shooting out of it's mouth.
The mother elephant was in a nearby enclosure that
was adjoined. They both started calling to each other
and ran towards one another. When they met up,
the baby pointed at its throat with his trunk (telling
her what just happened). They proceeded to 'talk'
to one another and hug trunks. It was so cute!

My mom and I interpreted the

conversation to be something like,

"Son, I told you to take smaller bites. Now you
know it is wise to listen to your mother!"
It was a priceless moment that we got to
enjoy without another soul around.

As I said, the weather was beautiful. They have
added a ton of water features for the kids to cool
off in. Sydney and Ty had a blast getting cooled off.

Another one of our favorites that day was watching
the zoo keepers feed the cheetahs. It was amazing
how 'housecat-like' they were. They would even
rub up against her legs. She explained that they are
5 years old and she has helped raise them since
birth. We were very jealous of her job,
to say the least! :0)

Ty loved posing for this picture.
Not quite the size of a gorilla, yet!

Syd's getting closure to being that size.

Maybe Summer can get to be that size
if she keeps eating those frozen
lemonades in her hands! :0)
We had a blast. Thanks, Grammy!


kandy said...

Thanks for a fun day!

Becky Macbeth said...

I'm so bummed we missed it! Glad you had fun, though. Sorry to hear about your awful trip home! :(

jorgegr said...

Once again so jealous of the nice weather.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

ANIMALS...ANIMALS...aren't kids just the best and so happy around Animals...
Thank you for coming by...sorry I have not passed by in a while...
HUGS and HAPPY SUMMER sweet friend.