A Day At The Zoo

Derek and I went to the zoo on Saturday!

I've been wanting to go to the zoo all summer. The zoo is not just for kiddos, adults can have fun there too - and we did!

We started out by eating our lunch that we packed beforehand. Derek made me a fabulous ham sandwich, and we had cheese sticks, apples, chips, honey-roasted peanuts, cookies. It was a good lunch.

Then we headed in and started looking around. I decided I want a squirrel monkey, because they are pretty much adorable. I didn't get a picture myself, but here's one from the web.

Image from Wikipedia.com.

Derek and I also were trying to decide which of the animals had the best zoo-home. The sea lions have a pretty sweet deal, because they like to swim, and they have a great water area in their exhibit.

But the final winner has to be one of the bears. I'm afraid I don't have the exact name of the species of bear, but it has white shoulders and climbs trees. No not a panda bear. But he definitely had the best home - a nice blue pool, a waterfall, a tree to lay on, a place in the shade . . . Yep, I'd want to live there if I had to live in a zoo.

We saw a bunch of other animals too. Here's some pictures.

Derek and me compared to the size of a full-grown elephant.

I talked Derek into doing the "How Far Can You Jump?" game, and he was a good sport and jumped (I would have too, but I probably shouldn't be doing crazy stuff right now). He jumped seven whole feet from just standing still! The same as a kangaroo rat - good job, Babe!

We also blew some money on some incredibly expensive ICEEs, and some Dippin' Dots, plus a bottled water, because it was very hot outside. We figured this was probably the only time we would be going to the zoo together without kids, so by George, we'd splurge and get ourselves some ICEEs!

So we sipped on our incredibly expensive beverages, and raised a toast.

We finished off the day by eating at a Japanese restaurant and heading home to watch this movie. I have a sweet husband to bear through a girl movie for me.

It was a wonderful day, and it was good to just get away and spend some quality time together doing something that we wouldn't normally do.

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Kelley said...

glad you guys had a great time!

Julie S. said...

That looks like tons of fun! :)

Kara @ Just1Step said...

I actually enjoy the zoo more now as an adult!! I absolutely love watching the animals. I have a feeling that when Krew and any other future children ask to go, I'll be like, "Sweet! Yes! Let's go!" Haha.

Glad you had a good day. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Callie,

That looks like a great time! I love your haircut by the way :)

We are headed to the zoo in a few weeks!

~ Cari

Meg said...

Sounds like such a fun day! Andrew and I keep meaning to head out to our zoo, but never seem to get around to it. Maybe one of these days! ;)

Rachel and John said...

I've never heard of that movie! Was it good?
And just a question...I thought pregnant people weren't supposed to eat cold cuts? Am I crazy for thinking that?

Anna Baur said...

Mikey and I have been to a zoo or aquarium on every vacation we've taken together :) haha. We both love animals. Zoos are definitely not just for kids. Glad you had fun!

katie said...

It always sounds like you and D have so much fun together! I have been wanting to go on a zoo date for about two years, but my husband has been several times recently for work and with his nieces once when I was out of town, so I'm going to have to wait until we are somewhere like San Diego before I can talk him into going... or maybe until we have kids of our own! (Now there is an idea! ;) !!)

chloƫ. said...

I love zoo trips! You guys are so cute :]

Anne @ Sincerely, Britches said...

Awww, glad you had such fun at the zoo! :)

I love the "Love Comes Softly" series of movies but that first one is definitely my favorite! :)

AmyK said...

I really hope this was a typo:
"and we had cheese, sticks, apples, chips, honey-roasted peanuts, cookies."
Did you mean "cheese sticks" or were you really eating sticks? :p

In all seriousness, I'm entirely jealous. I love the zoo, and I've been dying to go someday when it's just Paul and I, when his daughter's at her mom's and before we have kids together. It just sounds like a fun day-date. :)

Tatiana said...

I love the zoo! That elephant you guys are next to looks soo real! I'm glad you had fun :-)

Callie said...

Ha! Yes, Amy, that was a typo - fixed now!
And Rachel, you're right, pregnant people aren't supposed to eat deli meat. I was really starting to miss my sandwichs for lunch though, so I bought half of a ham from the store (already fully cooked), and that's what Derek made me a sandwich out of (after he zapped it in the microwave - he wanted to be extra careful)! So no deli meat for me, but the half of a ham idea is working as a nice substitute!

Jessica said...

Luke and I went to the zoo together a few years ago, and it was so much fun! I loved it :-) I'm glad you guys had a good time!

How was the movie? I've read that book, but haven't seen the movie. I think that would be a good one to rent sometime after the school year starts when I need a relaxing evening :-)

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

My husband loves visiting the ZOO (I do too, but not as much as he does). Sounds like a wonderful, espeically the movie!!

Jenene said...

Okay, that's it: Art and I have to go to the Seattle zoo. I don't know why we haven't gone, and we don't get out enough.

Kristin said...

I Love the zoo! Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing all the fun pictures!

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