**Caution - Photo heavy post ahead!**
As promised, today's post is all about our day in Santa Barbara. I've live in California most of my life, but I don't think I've been to the Santa Barbara Zoo before. It is a beautiful place. The landscaping is wonderful and we could not have asked for better weather.
First up, a pair of canoodling (sp?) Flamingos. I thought they looked so sweet together.
And what's this? A wild beast darting out of the trees?
Nope. That's Nathan being stubborn and not wanting his picture taken.
A big, sleepy lion, enjoying a little shade.
Well, hello there! Do you fancy sharing some biscuits?
This was the best part of our zoo visit. Nathan and I got to feed the giraffes! I think they are my favorite animal and it was amazing being so close to them. But, the sign does warn that you may get slimed....
And this is why.....They have the longest tongues! These giraffes know you're there with biscuits and the big one is not at all shy about sticking his/her tongue out to find them. Their tongues are also very thick and strong, and curl around the biscuit before pulling it into their mouth. It was hilarious trying not to get licked by this one.
Sorry kids, no more biscuits.
If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that we like the beach. We couldn't possibly go to Santa Barbara without going to the beach. So, yes, you get more beach photos.
Digging in the wet sand.
Throwing big handfuls of wet sand back into the ocean.
Throwing little boys into the ocean.
I wasn't really going to through him in, but he didn't know that! He was squealing with laughter.
A very happy little beach bum!
Hope you enjoyed the photos. Maybe tomorrow I'll make something and this can be a crafty blog for a post or two!