Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The San Diego Zoo!

I grew up going to this Zoo, and it really is the best in the world! So of course we had to take Kirsten for her first trip to the San Diego Zoo. Before we left Seattle we bought this awesome thing from Costco called the Southern California City Pass. For $220 each, we got 3-day hopper passes to Disneyland and California Adventure, 1 day at Universal Studios, 1 day at Sea World, and 1 day at the San Diego Zoo. It was an amazing deal! And one very busy week. :)
Had to get a picture sitting on the hippo!

I love tons of animals at the Zoo, but my favorites we saw would have to be the cute, cuddly pandas. I want to hold and hug a baby panda so badly! They were totally adorable, and there are so few places in the world where you can see them!

Cute little panda in the background.

The baby panda was up in the trees chowing down on some bamboo!

The San Diego Zoo is SO green and lush. They spend a fortune on all the tropical plants they have there, and it shows!

Our passes also included a ride on the Zoo tram that took us all around the Zoo. It was a really cool way to see lots of the animals, even though Kirsten got a little restless towards the end. My parents didn't go to the Zoo with us, but that's our friend Oscar in the picture with us.

Aren't meerkats just sooooo cute? Little Timons!

We saw some cool giraffes from the tram.

The tiger was sleeping, but we got a nice close view of him! Gorgeous!

The smelliest animal at the Zoo? Got to be the flamingos! Kirsten really liked them though.

I thought the pose this otter did for the camera was hilarious!

This parrot looked just like the royalty of the jungle to me.

We did see lots of sleeping animals, since we were there in the afternoon. But the polar bears were still really cute!

Stacy and me with the polar bear statues.

Kirsten did a great job in her stroller all afternoon! We had a really fun time at the San Diego Zoo, and hopefully other animal lovers like me will enjoy this post. :)


  1. So fun. I wish that you told me that you were going. We could have met up with you there.

    And by the way, I use to work at Starbucks but just recently quit. We just needed some extra cash and what not.

  2. Great pictures! :) It really looks like you all had a great time!!!

  3. How cute! I LOVE the panda pictures :) Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Oh, I just love the zoo!! And I've heard San Diego's practically the best. Gotta be hard to go to other zoos after growing up with that one!

  5. Oooo I love the SD ZOO!!!! :) Great pics!

  6. I LOVE the San Diego Zoo! I haven't been in ages. Ages. Like, junior high. Glad you guys had fun!

  7. That is such an awesome deal!!! I can't believe that! I'll have to remember that. We're already planning our next trip to Cali in a few years and we want to do a lot more and stay longer so we'll totally check out the Costco deals! What fun pics!

  8. Man - I have not been to the SD Zoo in about 5 years and this blog has inspired me to go! THANKS :) My favorite picture was the otter - that was too funny!

  9. Your little girl has no choice but to grow up to LOVE Animals!

    GOOD JOB Ashley! :)

  10. How fun! I love the zoo! I am like a little kid every time we go.
    I was obsessed with panda bears when I was a little girl. I think it started after our trip to the zoo in D.C.


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