Sunday, June 1, 2008

San Diego Zoo

The first day in San Diego we went to the zoo. It was pretty neat although Blake wasn't too interested. He would look at the animal and then move on. Most of the animals were hanging out in the shade, so they were pretty boring. It was still a really good experience to go. The zoo though is SO big and took a lot of walking. We ended up walking most of it then taking the sky ride to the back to we could see the other animals back there and then walked back to the front. Luckily we saw all the exhibits and then took the zoo bus to look around the park one more time before we left. 
Blake and Joe in front of a lynx. This lynx was just walking back and forth in front of the gate. When driving by this cat in the zoo bus, he fell out of his tree and landed on his back (we thought cats landed on their feet). It was pretty entertaining.  I love this picture. One of the few times that Blake actually held one of our hands. I love them together because Blake just thinks the world of Joe.  Hippo gazing. I don't Blake actually cared about what was in the tank but just that he was able to get out of the stroller and look into something. Interesting fact about the hippo: they are too dense to swim. So the hippo just crawls along the floor of the water. Did you know that?  Flamingos were Blake's favorite exhibit. We faced his stroller towards them at the end of the day and he didn't want to leave. They are pretty interesting to watch. There were also ducks in this exhibit but they aren't technically part of the zoo, they just come and hang out. Blake may have been more interested in them.  Family photo. Man these things are hard to get. We were just about to start the tour on the zoo bus. Blake didn't care for this too much but it sure was nice to sit down and relax for a bit. If we weren't having another baby, this would probably be our Christmas photo =)

6 comments:

Kerstin said...

Cute, I love the pic of Joe and Blake and the family picture. Also give Blake about a year and then the Zoo will be totally cool, it looks like the Zoo was fun!

Amy said...

Sounds like you had a fun trip. I love San Diego. Congratulations on graduation and making it through the move. By the way, Darren just told me that you're having a girl. I'm so excited for you guys. Congratulations! We always need more Norby girls. It will be fun to see your family in a couple days.

Clint & Emily said...

Each of your posts made me increasingly jealous of your trip! It was well deserved, and I'm glad you had such a terrific time.

Paula said...

Loved all your posts. It looked like so much fun. Especcially loved blake walking into the ocean, his cute laugh. Great family photo too. See you soon.

Jenny and Kevin said...

looks like so much fun! wish we were there instead of stuck in Reno! Miss you guys terribly!! We hope Phoenix does not get too hot this week!

Angie said...

What a cute family photo! It looks like you are having too much fun! We sure miss you at playgroup. Tiago has decided that Tracen is now the guy to bother.