Saturday, September 29, 2007

Zoo day!

Looking for Lemurs, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

Recently we decided the day was perfect for a family visit to the zoo. Mark had a bus to check out in the Sunset, I looked out at the sky and suggested we head to the zoo after he'd looked at the bus.

What a perfect plan!

The day was beautiful and sunny, a rarity in the Sunset District. The San Francisco Zoo wasn't very crowded so we were able to get up close and see pretty much any animals we wanted; even the lions in the Cat House, who were being weighed.


We got to see the penguins being fed:


Unfortunately, the petting zoo was closed -- it looked like they were renovating it -- so Davey didn't get a chance to pet and feed the goats (a favorite childhood memory of mine). However, we did enjoy the Meerkat exhibit right by the closed off petting zoo entrance.


The playground there was a bit of a disappointment. I remember it being pretty darned cool when I was a kid, but they've had to remove the old aircraft and stuff like that in the name of "safety." sigh. The equipment that was there was old, wood, metal and getting rusted. That said, Davey enjoyed the slide with Mark:

Sliding at the zoo

Last, but definitely not least, we had some quiet time with the western lowland gorillas!

Lowland Gorilla

On the way home we stopped on Clement Street and grabbed a couple delicious carne asada burritos from Gordo Burrito to take home for dinner.

While Davey didn't get excited about the animals, per se, he did watch them and look where we pointed and seemed to enjoy a day in the sun with his mommy and daddy.

All in all, so did we.

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