Sunday, December 9, 2012

San Diego Zoo

No visit to San Diego is complete without a day at their wonderful zoo!!  We spent most of our time at the giant panda exhibit.  These are just a few of my favorite photos from that day.

Savanna's favorite animal is the panda, and me and my mother-in-law love them, too, so we spent a lot of time watching them.  Above is Gao Gao.  The rest of the panda photos are Gao Gao's son, 3-year-old Yun Zi.

The okapi is another favorite of mine! So unusual.

Sea World San Diego

During our San Diego trip we were fortunate to spend a day at Sea World.  At the gate when Garrett showed his military ID, Maralee was asked to help raise the flag during the opening of the park.  It was part of their heroes program, inviting a young sibling of a hero to raise the flag during the month of December.

Shamu stayed around for photos after the raising of the flag.

Jay and the kids rode the Atlantis ride first thing, and were soaking wet for several hours after that.

Just before closing time we were able to watch the Shamu Christmas Show.  Christmastime is a great time to be at Sea World!

Garrett's Marine Corps Boot Camp Graduation

Last week we attended Garrett's graduation from Marine Corps Boot Camp at MCRD San Diego.  The first two photos are from Family Day, and the last two are from graduation.  We are very proud of him!  He is following in the footsteps of Jay and my brother.