a weekend in san diego

Oh is anyone watching the Real Housewives of Melbourne by chance?? Newest favorite show right here, and I might, just might like it even more than the Ladies of London. Also I totally want an Australian accent and maybe my future baby girl will be named Chyka, just sayin'... (actually probably not)

We took a mini family vacation down to San Diego last Friday and Saturday. Thanks to our sweet friend, Laura, we went to the San Diego zoo on Friday and then because I am a great wife I agreed to go to the Chargers training camp on Saturday. We stayed with Sean's aunt, uncle and cousin and had some delicious ratatouille cooked by his uncle who is French.

We had a blast at the zoo! Getting to show Caleb all the animals, tell him about them and even petting a goat until the goat make a goat sound and startled Caleb. The best exhibit at the zoo was of course the pandas. Did you that of the four zoos in the United States that currently have pandas, San Diego is the only zoo west of the Mississippi that has them. The other zoos are Memphis, Atlanta and Washington DC. I posted some of my favorite animals, there were so many we saw it was hard to choose! I'm sorry for the photo overload.



 Koala bear!





 Someone was tired

 Who doesn't love the elephants?




 It is crazy flamingos sleep on one leg and the other leg hangs out at a 90 degree angle.






 Little Sebastian anyone?

The hibiscus is the official flower of Okinawa, Japan where I was born.

On Saturday, we went to Qualcomm stadium for the training camp.


Again, major wife points for coming to the training camp, that's all! Have a great Tuesday. 

23 comments:

Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M said...

You absolutely gained major wife points for going to training camp!

I LOVE going to the zoo. Animals hold such a special place in my heart and I think there's so much to be learned about them. Some of my favorite memories growing up were going to the zoo with my family. :) I'm glad you were able to take Caleb.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

SO much fun!! Also, I want to pet a cheetah!

awhite said...

There is a RH of Melbourne?! Where? Bravo? I need to watch!

Glad you guys had a good trip! :)

-Ashley
http://lestylorouge.com

MakeMeUpMia said...

Wait, WHAT?! I'm a Real Housewives junkie, how did I now know about this?!

Looks like a fun trip! That pic of the boys with the goat, so funny.

brittany said...

oh my gosh, haha, little sebastian!! yes!! that cracked me up!! and oh, how i love a good zoo trip! :) :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

I could spend all day, every day at the zoo. Looks like it was a great weekend! And I don't know how Real Housewives of Melbourne slipped past me... need to check it out!!

Sarah said...

Oh I love the SD zoo, when we went the line to the Pandas was way to long and we wanted to see other things, so we didn't get to see them. Maybe next time. The zoo is just too big to see everything! It's like you need two days to really enjoy it and not have to rush through everything! Although having a3.5 year old that would stare at giraffes all day slows things down a bit too.

Jessica said...

The zoo is my favorite. Looks like you guys had a great little weekend : )

Court @ Sweet Home Alabamian said...

It is coming on Bravo? I WILL MOST DEF WATCH!!

Allison Clements said...

I have been dying to go here forever! I love zoos. I love animals and I love the atmosphere. The only thing I don't like is the smell :) Oh and this show...may have to check it out ;)
xoxo
Allison over at http://allisons-eye.com/

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

OMG so jealous of your trip to the San Diego zoo! I've been once but it was probably around the same age as your little one so I don't remember anything about it! :( I want to go back so bad though!

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

Pandas,they are pretty cool...but I want to pet a cheetah! Good cheetah, here's your water. I love a good trip to the zoo.

Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com said...

LOVE the San Diego zoo!!!

Simply LKJ said...

What a fun weekend. And yes, major points for going to training camp (and with baby in tow).

Jillian Manesh said...

the zoo looks so fun!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

Love a good zoo trip! Must immediately find out how/when to watch Ladies of Melbourne - just in time since LOL is done for the season.

Kelli @ A Deeper Joy said...

Aww what a fun trip! Love the photos!

Lauren said...

so jealous of your trip to the zoo! A family vacation to San Diego is on my bucket list one of these days! I feel like we could spend two weeks there and still not see all the fun things nearby!

BLovedBoston said...

I've heard the San Diego zoo is one of the best in the country!! I love SD - such a beautiful city!! What channel is real housewives of Australia on?!

Sienna said...

haha major wife points! hope you guys had fun ! your zoo pictures are awesome

Linh Vo said...

So cool to know you were born in Japan! Looks like you had a great weekend in San Diego. I still haven't been, but I am sure it's just as nice as the other parts of Southern CA I have visited. I actually took Marli to the zoo today except it was soooo hot and humid outside. I can't wait to travel with her in the future. And, yes mama...major brownie points for going to the game!
Linh
http://abeautifulrawr.com

Jess said...

Eeeek! A koala?!?!? How cute! And how handsome is Caleb? I bet he had a blast!

Hilary said...

Oh my gosh I just LOVE his chunky self!!! What size is he wearing now?