Mid-day we drove south toward San Diego and made an afternoon stop at Mission Beach. It was such a gorgeous beach!
After dinner and then dessert at Cold Stone, we drove to our motel for the night. Here's a phone shot of downtown San Diego at dusk:
One of the first activities we did was visit the petting zoo. Charlie loved to touch the goats! There came a point where he tripped and fell in the
Here's one part of the beehive at the zoo. The cool part is this tunnel that's attached that allows the bees to exit the building and fly around the zoo pollenating all the plant life! Seriously so cool that the zoo has its own bee colony!
From the insects, we ventured into the rest of the zoo. We did stop for a show at 11am that was pretty fun where they had sea lions, tropical birds, dogs, and other animals performing and doing tricks. I think Charlie enjoyed that! :) Afterward, for what seemed like an eternity, but was more like 3 hours, we tried to go to as many spots in the zoo as possible! Trevor and I became scientists for the day ;)
It really was such a fabulous first family vacation! We look forward to planning and executing more successful vacations in the near future! :) I hope you have enjoyed seeing our pictures, even though they were mostly taken on my iPhone. Shame on me! Next time I'll break out the nice camera, promise!