Ever since Cameron and I moved to San Diego we have talked about going to the Safari Park. Well...just like everything else that costs money, like Sea World...:(, we haven't wanted to spend the extra cash to go.
BUT...YAY for my parents because when they came to visit they bought us year-long memberships to the San Diego Zoo and you get to go to the Safari Park with your membership, too! WE WERE STOKED.
Saturday our friend Jake came into town to go to a wedding AT THE SAFARI PARK. Can you imagine?! Well...this might help you imagine it:
I'm sorry, but wow. When I first heard they were getting married there I thought it was crazy...but then I saw the location and these pictures and I changed my mind.
So, if you're looking for a really awesome place to get married...it's pretty awesome. Who doesn't want to take Man and Wife picture with a cheetah? COME ON!
Anyway, before the wedding festivities started Jake, Cameron, and I headed over to the Safari Park and explored from about 10:00-3:30 when Jake had to go meet up with the wedding party.
|Cameron and Jake|
Apparently Lemurs are docile enough that they are able to allow the crowds to walk right through their cage! This Lemur, my friends is literally right in front of us. NO CAGE. Well, it was IN A CAGE, but so were we! It was cool.
They like to move it, move it, they like to move it move it (Sorry, I hang out with 3 and 4 year olds all day)
How Far Along are You!?Yep, you've guessed it, folks. I finally look pregnant enough that some brave soul in the bathroom asked me how far along I am. I was shocked because just a couple weeks ago I was saying to Cameron, "I think maybe I'm getting bigger and looking more pregnant." Cameron looked at my belly and said, "I think if I didn't know you I would probably just think you were chubby." HAHA...Oh sweet husband. But, it's true, really. I'm just barely getting big enough that I don't just look fat. But in this picture...I kind of just look fat. I'll take a better belly picture when I go home this weekend. Promise.
Lily PadsHere's Jake and I trying out the lily pads on the water...you're supposed to be able to see how frogs feel jumping from pad to pad. I was more concerned with shoving my face with the Goldfish in my hand :/
At 3:00 every afternoon they bring the Cheetah out and let the people see her run! Even though it was a lot of waiting around for a short amount of time watching her run it was pretty spectacular to see. You know Cheetahs can get up to 70 miles per hour!?
After Jake headed over to the wedding I felt like I was going to fall over dead. I was SO. TIRED. I have been feeling so much better than before, I think I overestimated my capabilities. The Safari Park is GINORMOUS. By 3:30 I felt like I had just spent a 14 hour day at Disneyland. But before we left Cameron and I took the one safari ride we could for free. They have several packages where you can do really cool close encounters with animals, but you have to pay quite a bit extra to do that. Which I think is ridiculous. That would be like Disneyland making you pay 40 bucks extra to take a picture with Mickey!
|There are only 7 White Rhinos left in the world and they have 2 of them here at the Safari Park!|
Even though I thoroughly exhausted myself and fell asleep at 8:00pm that night I was so glad we went. Can't wait to go again.
ALLISON WAGSTAFF, don't you want to come work here?! Cameron and I kept talking about how cool it would be if you could move down here and work at the Safari Park!!!