Monday, May 15, 2006

Wild Animals!

With over 1,800 acres dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and their habitats, the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park is a true treasure.

What impressed me the most was the difference between my experience at the Wild Animal Park and the trip Robby and I had taken to National Zoo in DC just a few weeks earlier. Instead of feeling as though the animals had been unnaturally placed into the city and surrounded by bars and some plexiglass, the Wild Animal Park makes the visitor just that-- a visitor. I felt as though I had walked into the home of these beautiful creatures and they had kindly taken the extra time to spruce it up for us.

These animals have hit the jackpot! Great weather all year round, panoramic vistas, well-manicured grounds, food, food, and more food, and a world-class vet center on site. The only drawback for the animals-- those pesky humans with their cameras and screaming children that the lions have to see all morning but aren't allowed to eat.

We had a great time. Took lots of photos. Robby only screamed a few times. No one got eaten. It was awesome!


BlackVelvetLace said...

The photos are gorgeous Sweet! See you're having a wonderful time on your honeymoon!!!!!

Love ya


Carol said...

Hi Flippnsweet,
My name is Carol and I am the conductor of the Friends of the Friendless Marching Band.
I choose a friendless site to feature every Friendly Friday.
You have been nominated for the featured site this week.
Being nominated as a friendless site only means that someone thinks your blog
doesn’t get enough comments and wants you singled out to get more attention.
I hope you will come play along.

Congratulations on your marriage. The San Diego Zoo looks very impressive.Have a wonderful honeymoon!

mompoet said...

Hi Flippnsweet,
I'm mompoet from Carol's friendly band. What awesome pictures of the animal park in San Diego, and you and your husband look so gorgeous and happy! Don't worry about the memory lapses. Getting married is overwhelming! It will happen again each time you have a baby, but in between you'll be just as smart as you always have been.

Shannon said...

Hi there and congrats! I am also witht he FFMB...but really didn't TAKE those pics, right? You just bought postcards in the giftshop, right?! I have NEVER been to a zoo, reserve, etc where the animals were actually visible! I usually get there right after feeding time when the animals are sleeping under a rock somewhere!

Lazy Daisy said...

Congrats on your recent marriage and wow what wonderful pictures. Just marching through with the band. Blessings on your new marriage.

flippnsweet said...

Wow! This is AWESOME!!! An actual/cyber marching band has chosen my little cobwebby acre of cyberspace and placed in on the parade route!!! Hooray!!!

I feel so special and loved. :D Do you mind if I play cowbell in this friendly band?

Thanks guys-- and especially you, Conductor Carol.

TNChick said...

I love the Wild Animal Park and many other things in San Diego (I use to live there). You can camp at the wild animal park. Beautiful photos.

w/ the FFMB today. :)

Carol said...

We would love to have you in the band.
Consider it so.
Check out the bottom of the Friendly Friday post for band information.

romyno1 said...

Hi flippnsweet! Love the animal pictures. Hope you'll join the band!

Barbara said...

Congratulations! Marching through with the FFMB!

wandi said...

HI flippinsweet. I'm with Carols FFMB. I enjoyed reading your blog. Come join the band and meet all kinds of friends. Happy friday.

Artpuppy872 said...
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Artpuppy872 said...

Dear Flippnsweet,
Hi, I am Artpuppy94, the pianist of the FFMB. Great blog and I love the pictures! Hope you think about joining us!

Sincerely, Artpuppy94

-R- said...

I love the picture of the lion!

Congrats on your wedding. The wedding photo below is beautiful.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love those photos! I'm late for the band practice, though! sorry :)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

p.s. - I went to that zoo in 1985 when I was in the Un. of Arkansas Band for the bowl game - I thought it was a nice place. Looks like it still is.