Saturday, June 04, 2016

San Antonio Zoo

On Tuesday we headed into town to go to the San Antonio Zoo.  Since we are members of the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, we got a 50% off discount at the San Antonio Zoo.  It was only $20……score!!!  It was a really great zoo.  We all loved it!

The zoo was really pretty.  It had lots of pretty trees and ponds and plants.

Nash loves flamingos.  
He was excited to get to see them at SeaWorld and the Zoo.
 Matt was pointing out the little prairie dogs to Nash.
 They had a ton of different kinds of monkeys at this zoo.  Pearson liked the little area where you could climb like a monkey. 
 I loved these huge tortoises.  I've never seen a tortoise move so fast.  These guys were totally motivated to get moving when their keeper came out with collard greens.  
 We really got up close and personal with them!  The trainer told us so many interesting facts about these guys.  Well actually the little one is the female.  
 Once again, our little tour guide of the zoo.  I will say my only complaint about this zoo was that it wasn't very easy to maneuver.  There wasn''t really an obvious path to take.  When we got back to the hotel we realized we missed a few exhibits including the hippos.  We were sad we missed them because we don't have hippos at the Caldwell Zoo. 
 I can't remember what this bird was, but Pearson was the one that noticed there was an egg under it.  Pretty cool! He or she would not move.  They were being very protective over their egg.  
 The boys excitement over each new animal we saw was so cute! 
 Kangaroos are some funky looking creatures, but we sure loved checking them out. 
All three of my handsome boys in their shades checking out the cheetahs, Matt's favorite animal.  
Seriously, how cute are these boys in their cool sunglasses.  
 Currently Nash's favorite animal is a rhino.  
He was really busy eating but turned around and let us get a good picture of him!
 We didn't think to get a family picture until we were just about done and this was the best we got.  The boys were hot and tired.  
 After the zoo we hopped across the street to ride the Zoo Train that goes around Brackenridge Park.  
It was about a 20 minute train ride.  The boys really enjoyed it.  
After our train ride we ate at a really good deli called WD Deli.  It was recommended by a friend.  The best part were the giant cookies we had for dessert.  The Orange Cranberry was to die for!
 This little one was pooped after another busy day.  We made it back to the hotel just in time for a late nap.  
 It was cloudy most of our trip, but the sun peeked out a little this afternoon so we decided to hit up the pool for an afternoon swim.  
 There was a great little splash pad area for the kids.  
The water was a still too cold for me so I let Matt be the cool Dad and get in the water with the boys. 
 Squeeky clean boys and a little iPad time before dinner.  
 Pizza sounded good for dinner.  We were recommended a few pizza places, but when we found out they had a Grimaldi's not to far from our hotel we were sold!  We miss Grimaldi's.  It was so good, as always!
 A vacation with kids is not really a vacation at all.  It was pretty exhausting.  But it was all about making memories with our boys.  And I'm pretty sure we did a pretty good job of that.