Thursday, August 23, 2007

30 Hour Vacation

My really good friend, Lisa, invited us to go with her and the twins up to Santa Barbara for the night. It was a short trip, but packed with fun! The trip started off great, as the 3 kiddos fell asleep in the car and then awoke about 5 minutes before we got to the hotel. We got to our room, threw the kids into their bathing suits and water wings and headed off to the pool, much to the delight of the vacationing childless people sun bathing. After about a half an hour later, people began sitting down poolside with full glasses of wine and plates of brie with crackers... that was our cue to get those little ones dried off and headed towards the lobby. We got some grapes and crackers for the kids and wine for the mommies. This place was awesome...
1) Two blocks walk to ocean and walking distance to downtown
2) Pool for the kids, and across the street from a park
3) FREE WINE and cheese starting at 4:00
4) FREE milk and cookies in the evening
5) FREE continental breakfast in the am
...did I mention t
he free WINE & cheese... We woke up the next morning at 7:30 am, which is by far, a world record for Shayna. I was really worried that Shayna would be up at her normal 5:30~6:00am... but she didn't. Yippppeee... We got the kids cleaned up from all of that sleep and headed downstairs for our continental breakfast. It was again, perfect! next, we drove over to the park where we spent about an hour playing and running around. The 8,000 square foot Kids Zone playground was a blast! Now it was time to head over to the Santa Barbara Zoo for some lunch and animal viewing.

We took the kids on a train ride, then headed over to check out some animals, including Giraffes, Lions, and Gorillas. The kids even got to feed the giraffes!

Here's Mason feeding one.

Here's Camille feeding one

Here's Shayna feeding one

Here's the handler touching its tongue!

Here's a video of Shayna feeding the giraffe... too funny...

It was a great trip, even though it was so short, it ended how it started...


At 9:42 PM, Blogger Jen4 @ Amazing Trips said...

That's great - it looks like you had an awesome time. I'm glad Shayna didn't freak when the giraffe licked her upside the head!!!

How come you didn't invite us to go?? Do you think six (almost) three year olds be too much??? :)

At 7:20 AM, Blogger Geologychick said...

We were at the Santa Barbara Zoo... not the San Diego Zoo...


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