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We Went to the Zoo! {San Diego Days 1 & 2}

Hey y'all,

I thought I would share some of my recent family vacation out in San Diego. I am going to split the week into 3 posts so here are the first two days and beware this is the most picture heavy of the posts.


3am my alarm went off as I was set to head to the airport. I had an early 5:30am flight and was the second in line at security and made it to my gate before 4am. I decided to read for a bit but my little old nook decided to stop cooperating. Oh well, I waited and eventually we boarded and headed to ATL.

My ATL gate was only a few over so I hit the restroom and settled in for my short layover.
I made it to San Diego before 10am PST where I met up with my Dad and my little sister who had just landed from Texas.
We headed to Campland on the Bay and got settled before I joined my parents, Uncle Rocky and Aunt Rhonda for a trip to Costco to pick up the fresh items they didn't grab earlier.
Of course we had to take some sibling selfies as we have not all been together in two years! My siblings all live outside of NC so it can be hard to coordinate everyone getting together with various work schedules and time commitments.
With Kate.
With Sara.
With Ken.
The rest of the night we hung out watching Hocus Pocus catching up on life, eating spaghetti for dinner, and getting ready for the next day at the Zoo!


Zoo day! We left the camp around 8:30 after a breakfast of muffins and bagels to head to the Zoo!
These ducks came by almost every morning to visit but we shooed them off before enjoying bagels and muffins for breakfast.
The whole family.

Here we go! Also, the zoo is on 100 acres so here are some highlights! We went to almost all of the park but skipped some of the aviary areas.

I loved that the tickets all had different animals on them. We did some trading and I ended up with the lemur!
We headed to the reptile house first.
Then a quick photo opp:

Hey Mom!

Then we saw some tortoises with commentary from my sister Kate (a real life zoo keeper) on the differences between them and turtles as my aunt asked her.
Of course when we stumbled upon a camel and it's Wednesday we had to get a group picture.
Hump Day!

Sleepy Lion

We went to the sloth talk at 12pm but the keeper could not convince either sloth to come out of the tree.
After the sloths we took a quick break for lunch as well. We just went to a cafe on the property where I had a pepperoni flatbread.

Then back to the animals.

Sleepy panda.
The lemurs were hysterical. They kept hanging on the wired in front of the doors looking for food




We eventually left the zoo around 5pm and headed back for dinner. We ended the night hanging out and watching tv and I enjoyed a nice bourbon cream float.
And I have to share this hysterical photo from the zoo.
What's your favorite animal? Have you been to the San Diego zoo?

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Weekending {A Day in the Life Edition}

Hey y'all,

I love reading Day in the Life posts so I decided on Saturday I would document my day. This was a pretty typical Saturday and pretty busy as I needed to get my apartment clean before hosting my friends for book club Sunday afternoon. Let's get started:

7:21 am. I slept in a bit on Saturday as my Barre3 class was not until 8:30am. 
 Of course, Max had to get his morning cuddles and head rub.
After about 10 minutes, I got out of bed, fed Max his extra pinch of food (he has an automatic feeder but I give him an extra pinch of food each morning. 
 Then it was time to get dressed, use the restroom, and wash my face.
Typically I would make my bed but I left it unmade as I knew I was going to be washing all my bedding Saturday.
 I quickly moved some clothes over to the dryer and began washing my comforter.
Then, I opened up my Amazon package that was delivered from the night before. I got these gummy molds to make my own gummy bears!
Then I was off to barre3. I got there with plenty of time to stretch and get my favorite barre spot. #creatureofhabit. It was a fun class as two of my friends were also there and Rachel made us work for it. #b3earthquakes
 Post B3 I rant to Clean Juice and got the Tropical One (minus the coconut water and subbed almond milk)
 Then it was grocery shopping at Trader Joe's. I finally left Chapel Hill around 10:30am.
 Once I got back home it was time to put away groceries, strip my bed and do more laundry.
I also received a package in the mail which was the new She Reads Truth Advent study book and ornaments. I pre-ordered my copy but you can pick yours up here.
 Max of course needed to cuddle for a bit before I showered and got ready for the rest of the day.

 Post shower it was time to fold my laundry that had been sitting in my laundry basket from the dryer since Thursday night. Whoops.
 At 12pm I made a quick lunch.
Then watched some Pioneer Woman from that morning I recorded before I tackled all my cleaning.
 I started with vacuuming.
 Put all the trash/recycling by the door.
 Started a Hallmark movie while I cleaned the kitchen and picked up the living room.
 Picked up my whole room and put away all of my clothes including taking down my sweaters from the top of the closet.
 And then dusted everything.
 At 3:30pm it was time for Max's "special dinner Saturday" where he gets a can of wet food.
At 3:40 I was headed to church, and then I turned around in my complex as I forgot my phone. I was back on the road at 3:45. I made it to church for the 4pm service, gave my friend her house key, and then went to teach my Pre-K kids at the 5:30pm service.
Post Pre-K it was 7:20pm and I headed to Town Hall Burger to meet up with friends from church for a bite to eat. As usual we caught up and ended up staying until almost 10pm.

I got home at 10:20pm and let my comforter air out the last little bit after two cycles in the dryer and got some cuddles while watching this week's episode of New Amsterdam. 
 Then it was finally time to make my bed as my pillow cases had come out of the dryer. I finally crawled into bed at 11:59am grateful that I could sleep in on Sunday!

That was my Saturday!
How was your weekend?

I'm linking up with Biana of B Loved Boston.

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