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Monday, July 21, 2008

Southern California Gold....

There is a PBS show called California's Gold. The host of this show highlights great spots of California. While I am NO Huell Howser, I wanted to let you in on one of our favorite Southern California day trip destinations. It would be none other than San Diego's Wild Animal Park.

Whether you are headed there with toddlers or you are on a date, it is a great place to go and feel like you are miles away from home. We are repeat "Members" of the zoo which gets us a year's pass to both the Wild Animal Park and the San Diego Zoo. It gives us an excuse to make several great day trips to one of our FAVORITE cities and our family never tires of all the park has to offer. There are trails for hikes, shows, different tours, tram rides, and even water play areas and playgrounds for hours of fun!

We went Sunday and had a FANTASTIC time!


our little navigator....


They have a little discovery center with crafts. games, puzzles, and other activities all focusing on, what else, wild life.


She looks like a girl on a mission, doesn't she?


The fam in front of one of the greatest views in San Diego County.


I don't know if you have noticed, but I like dressing my girls in matching outfits. ;) Hey, they don't seem to mind and it makes keeping track of them a lot easier.




A sitting Giraffe. Did you know they sit? I didn't.:)


A pride of lion cubs. INCREDIBLE!


The tram ride is amazing! It feels like an African Safari!


So if you haven't been to the Wild Animal Park or if it has been a while since your last visit, I highly recommend a trip. It is a great way to spend a day with the family, with the one that you love or maybe just by yourself reflecting on the magnitude of all that God has created!


  1. You are the busiest people with "little people" I know!

    You live like Rock Stars!

    I am glad you are enjoying your summer together .. it seems to be flying by. (Or I am simply getting older and need to feel time is fast and I am not slow) hehehehe

    Can't wait to see you Thursday for MORE water/sun/swimsuit fun!

  2. The new tram ride is spectacular. I am dying to try out the photo caravan tour that is offered.

  3. Wow - looks like you guys had a FUN weekend! I've been to the SD Zoo, but not the WAP. Maybe when Jake gets older we can take him to see the lions...