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July 18, 2010

San Diego Zoo

We spent our second (and last) day in San Diego at the zoo.  We like zoos and this one is one of the best ever.  Seriously, this place is awesome! 

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We saw all of the animals.  The polar bears were Daddy's favorite and my favorite is always the elephants.  I think Gwen loved this snake best.   The zoo attempts to provide plants that are indigenous to the areas where each animal is originally from so it's very visually interesting and there were flowers and trees that I've never seen before.  It was shady and comfortable with something exciting around every corner.  We even got to pose with a mommy and baby elephant (above). 

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Near one of the monkey exibits, there were masks you could put your face behind and pose for a pic.  Of course, the girls really wanted to do this and we were discussing how we'd get them into position when Maddy scurried over and scaled this pole!  Then Gwen assumed her pose! 

Our kids are such camera hams!

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This was a really fun weekend! 

On our way back to the airport, we dropped off the rental car and threw our travel car seat in the trash!  Since Maddy is going to be six years old in 12 days, we won't need our cheapo travel seats anymore so it was a big relief not to have to carry it home. 

Here's Gwen pulling our suitcases through the San Jose airport.   She looks so grown up!  

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Only one more flight this week and that one is for ME (alone)!  Yep, my very first trip away from the girls -- ever. 


I'll be flying to Philadelphia on Friday to meet up with 15 other moms (Casey, Dita, Denise, Felicia, Julie, Karin, Kim, Laureen, Leslie, Maddy, Marla, Stephanie, Terri and Wanda) at Lisa's photography workshop.  I'm so excited about this!    It's my first "Mom's Weekend Away" and I get to spend it with some of the funnest (and funniest!) ladies in Bloggerville.  And in such a beautiful place too!  And if that's not enough, I also get to learn what all of the buttons on my camera do! 



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