I know I've mentioned
over and over and over once or twice how much I love the Santa Barbara Zoo. It's close by - by California standards, anyway - in a beautiful setting, and just the right size for little kids to wander around without getting overwhelmed.
Yesterday, we packed up Leanne (Leia was visiting her "grandma on the mountain") and joined Bre, Garrett and Travis on a zoo trek.
The weather was gorgeous - lots of sunshine and temps in the high 60's - and by the time we got there in the early afternoon a lot of families were already heading out, so it wasn't as crowded as I'd expected on a holiday weekend.
First place we headed was to feed the giraffes - actually we ran, since feeding time was almost over, making it with about 5 minutes to spare.
Mr. T wasn't overly impressed with Betty Lou, hiding his face in mom's shoulder when she got too close, but Leanne and I thought Betty was awesome.
We rode the train,
watched a bit of Duncan the Dinosaur (he scared Leanne),
saw the gorillas,
watched an elephant get his teeth cleaned, but left as they were starting to wash his backside. Leanne termed it "yucky".
Great day and the kids had a wonderful time. Don't know about Travis, but Leanne was so