We spent the afternoon at the San Diego Zoo.One of the best parts about having a Zoo pass is that you don't feel like you have to get there the moment it opens and stay until they have a police escort walk you to the exit gates because you won't leave for fear of not getting your monies worth. We got there in the early afternoon and got a prime parking spot up front (another perk of going later).
We had a great time walking around looking at the animals we have seen 95 other times. For whatever reason, it never gets old. God's creation is something, that's for sure!
We finished the evening by going to his favorite restaurant, Mandarin House. We ate. And ate. And ate. And stuffed our faces. Seriously, the best Chinese Food in San Diego County. Trust me. I am even getting better at using chopsticks (except when I flung rice all over my lap). I thought it would be fun to take him out to dessert afterwards so I started making suggestions. Cheesecake Factory, Sprinkles Cupcakes.. in the end we decided to go to Cheesecake Factory. Neither one of us had enough room for dessert so we walked around Fashion Valley mall for a bit. Did you know they have a Microsoft Store? It is way cool! Jared and I got our geek on in there. I playing with the X-Box Kinex (sp?). It is basically the XBox version of the Wii. I bowled for a few minutes while Jared played the new "Tron" game. I know he couldv'e spent the rest of the evening in there but felt like I would be bored. I had fun though. In the end we decided there was no roo
m in the tummies for Cheesecake Factory. Maybe next time. It was a fun day celebrating my man's birthday.
Here's my official photo of the day but I added just a couple for kicks.
I had to add this because I cannot remember a time in my life when I have seen a Koala bear awake. We even saw him walk across the tree branches to another spot. Isn't he darling?
I had to add this one too because I have never ever ever been this close to a Jaguar before. This is not zoomed in. At all. Nothing but thick glass between me and this wild cat. He's beautiful. Here kitty kitty..