A couple of posts coming right up! Last month we had the opportunity to travel to Mesa, AZ for Sam's cousin's wedding. Since Sam is off until end of March, we decided to make a little family vacation out of it. We forgot our fancy camera, but I think it worked out because our photo backup drive recently died and we lost all our Thanksgiving pictures :(
The drive there wasn't too bad, and I did it by myself, thank you very much. Sam was in charge of entertaining the kids, and he didn't realize how hard it is, haha.
First thing on the list, the Phoenix Zoo. It's a really nice zoo, and since we are members of the Rio Grande zoo, we got in for half price! We pet string rays, boarded a tour train (worth it), went to a 4D theatre featuring a BBC documentary as part of our entry. Now for photos.
Eli enjoying chocolate pudding.
|Joey had to get in the action|
|The savannah exhibit|
|Guys, this is in NOVEMBER|
|Best part in all our opinions: the OPEN squirrel monkey exhibit. |
That's right, no fence between us and this monkey.
|I feel this cow's pain|
|Lego people made these life size statues with, you guessed it, Legos.|
|Absolutely incredible how people can make these with Legos|
|Eli enjoying our bed|
|We forgot to take photos of our visit to the AZ Science Center, |
so here's one at the very end
|Zuppas, how I love thee. |
It was worth going out of our way to eat there.
|When Sam's parents got into town. |
Joey was pretty excited to have Jeep Grandma and Grandpa.
|A trip to Costco. |
Of course this wasn't the biggest stuffed animal they offer.
|The whole reason we came. |
Good thing we weren't their photographer because this was all we got.
Congrats Jonny and Emily!!
|Sam's mom's new favorite temple in Gilbert.|
Such a happy boy even after 7 hours strapped in the car. Fun fun little trip!