Last week I went to the San Diego Zoo with the littles, my mom, her sister and family. We’re members of the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park*, so it was FREE except for gas! If you live in the area, this is the best annual membership. Both parks have many things to see and do, and the cost is low. This isn’t a sponsored post. I really do like the Wild Animal Park and we go there a lot. I don’t go to the zoo often because I don’t like seeing all the animals in cages, so this was Egg’s first trip. The Wild Animal Park is more of an open space animal roaming type zoo.
However, you don’t have polar bears, hippos, and giraffe testicles there. At the zoo the polar bears have a fantastic exhibit where you can see them play on land, swim in their pool, and generally just be awesome. This polar bear was so close I could have slapped his ass if there wasn’t glass in the way. The polar bears look like they’re having fun and appear to be playing to the crowd. Most of the zoo’s inhabitants look like they need some anti-depressants.The polar bears also win points for me because I’ve never had the misfortune to be googling “polar bear testicles” after their exhibit.The same could not be said for the giraffes.This picture was one of about ten giraffe photos I took. I cocked my head to the side trying to figure out what I was seeing. Now, I’ve see testicles before. But I’ve never seen giraffe testicles. If someone asked me to imagine them I would expect more like lion balls and less like huge rat balls. Google said I was looking at giraffe balls. Please stand up Mr. Giraffe. No one needs to see your huge ass balls.I have a double stroller for the littles and I brought my Boba carrier for Coop. I knew once he got tired the stroller would not be his friend. I also anticipated going on the Skyfari® aerial tram. I’m not fond of heights, but I can do this short ride. Coop would be the baby that threw himself over the side for fun, so the Boba helped me to tell the anxious part of my brain (which is most of it) to shut the fuck up.I don’t typically post pictures of myself with my poofy hair and no makeup. This was one of those days where I had to choose where to spend my spoons, and vanity lost. Look at Coop’s four teeth! He’s got the best goofy smile.This is Egg’s pirate glare as we road the bus tour around the zoo. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit his smile has me wondering how many luxury vehicles our orthodontist will purchase from the money we will pay him to fix Egg’s grin. He’s lucky he is so damned cute and lovable. He is currently my easiest child by a very far distance. VERY FAR. We arrived at the San Diego Zoo and as I was loading up the stroller Egg asked, “Can we get cotton candy!!?” He’s had it once at the Wild Animal Park and I guess the memory was a good one. I told him I didn’t know whether they had it at the zoo and he responded with: “Well then let’s check.” Sure thing kid! Keep being adorable and I bet your grandmother will buy you cotton candy all day long.
*It is now named San Diego Zoo Safari Park. I refuse your rebranding San Diego Zoo! It shall always be the Wild Animal Park to me.
**Ditto for the Del Mar Fair
***And Jack Murphy stadium
****Get the fuck off my lawn!