I don't remember the last time I've been to the San Diego Zoo and was ready to go as a family. Especially since they let in active duty for free; just show your ID card at the gate. Since Eric's parents are members of the zoo, they had some free passes as well. So again, admission was free! To top it off, parking is free too. What a great start to the day. Here's some highlights of our day.
We started off in the kid area and of course spent a good amount of time at the little playground.
If you're going to be at the Zoo all day long, I suggest buying this giant drink. Refills are free. The girls particularly liked the elephant on top.Face painting was slightly cheaper here than Sea World so we splurged on the girls. Here's their transformation:
Rainbow Butterfly too! She was going to get a swan but loved Chloe's so much, she wanted the same thing.
The girls soon forgot the reasons we came to the zoo in the first place...to see real animals. The enjoyed climbing on the fake ones way more.
We even saw two pandas, the girls even seemed interested in them. This one had part of his left ear chewed off when he was in the wild.That's our trip to the San Diego Zoo. We walked miles as well as the girls. It's the morning after and my hips feel like the walked up and down hills all day long. But, it was worth it. I may have to put this zoo near the top of our zoo list. Right up there with Tama Zoo in Japan. Hope you enjoyed the photos, I know they make me smile!