life is good.

This past weekend, we headed down to Southern California. Although we did not stay as long as we would have liked, we still had a great time.

Gloria’s cousin works as a researcher for the San Diego zoo, so he gave all of us free tickets. I knew that it was going to be a big zoo, but I didn’t realize it was that HUGE! We pretty much walked to see all of the exhibits, which was extremely tiring, but it was great exercise. I enjoyed learning about all of the different animals that reside there. My personal favorite exhibits were the elephants, the okapi, and hippopotamuses.

The following day, we woke up bright and early to drive to Disneyland. It was just as fun as the zoo, but it was definitely more tiring. It’s supposedly the happiest place on Earth, and I totally understand why. There is just something magical about being there. I had a blast on some of my favorite rides – the Matterhorn and the Indiana Jones rides, which is surprising because I’m not a fan of rides!

All in all, it was a great mini vacation. I most especially enjoyed our five star hotel resort in Huntington for the much needed rest and relaxation!

Now, I’m trying to get back into the swing of things by finishing work deadlines. Time to create!

Life is good.

Disclaimer: I only support zoos that care about the well being and welfare of the animals that reside there. This also includes environmental education and informing visitors about global conservation.



Filed under family, personal, vacation

24 responses to “life is good.

  1. Jacque

    Thanks for sharing – these are awesome photos! i see a lot of fun scrapping ahead!

  2. Nancy

    Fun fun fun. Headed down there myself in a few weeks

  3. Gloria

    those are great photos. now you can delete the ones of me. i totally need to lose weight and i don’t believe in cheating to achieve that. i guess the treadmill and i are going to become best friends for awhile.

  4. Pam

    I live in San Diego and often take all of our great attractions for granted. Our zoo is absolutely one of my favorite places to go. You got some great photos! Disneyland looked so fun. Thanks for sharing your fun.

  5. How cool, what fun! My parents once lived in San Diego, then Temecula. We could have passed each other on the freeway at one time.


    You didn’t include that pic of me after Spain won. Now which brother called that result back in mid May? LOL

  7. awesome pics… looks like you guys had a great time!! Can’t wait to see all the awesome layouts you create with them!! πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Sarah! Looks and sounds like you had a fabulous trip! I haven’t been to Disney in years, but I have to agree there is something magically happy about being there!!!

  9. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    OMYGOSH!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos my dearest….and hehehehehehehe….Brookie and Adam are gonna be sooooooooooooooooooo jealous…they loveeeeeeeee buzz and woody! :):):):0:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  10. Love these photos! I just adore meerkats — your pics are so cute! And jealous of all the Toy Story fun! πŸ™‚

  11. wow, great photos. looks like you guys had a lot of fun on your busy weekend.

  12. Michelle

    Sarah, So glad you had a wonderful time!!
    Love all the fun pictures you shared!!
    I love both of those place and haven’t been in a few years!!
    Hope you have a fabulous Thursday!!

  13. Keesha

    My son would just love love love to see all the Toy Story friends… He’s been obsessed for 3 years… Thank goodness part 3 came out and I don’t have to search ebay for treasures for my lil guy!

  14. Vel

    Oh, I just love all the photos! Sounds (and looks) like you had a wonderful time…good for you!

  15. GREAT photos! It sure looks like everyone had a blast =)

  16. Looks like you had a great time!! I love Disneyland!! πŸ™‚

  17. What a fun little get-away right before CHA! Loving the Mickey ears! πŸ˜‰

  18. Sounds like fun!! I’ve always wanted to check out the Zoo, but every time I’m in San Diego, the boat and ocean always beat out the Zoo. Maybe someday! Believe it or not, I’ve never been to Disney. Any of them. I think I should go! πŸ™‚

  19. great pics!!! i totally enjoyed looking through them.
    btw, how far is the San Diego Zoo from San Fran? if you know..

    we are heading to SF next week, so we might take the kids to the zoo if its close enough!


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