Birthday at the San Diego Zoo

Big sister turned 9 today! Holy cow. I was going through my business card container yesterday, and found our zoo passes, so I asked if she wanted to go for her birthday. Both girls screamed “Yeahh!!”. That was funny.

Here’s brother looking at the flamingoes:
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Enjoying her favorite thing in the whole world:
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My favorite flamingo shot:
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Giraffe topiary:
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I was so shocked when I saw him eating both at the same time!
Well, why not?
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The birthday girl:
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I kept waiting to get a decent heart shape:
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One of my favorite things about the zoo – the peacocks are almost always up in the 2 giant trees at the entrance, and it’s so cool to hear them call out:
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A paw, lovingly placed on its napping mate:
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This looks like an Oriental willow to me, if there is such a thing:
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These pics really don’t do it justice!
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I’d never seen these, or heard of them – cabbage trees?
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I don’t know what this plant is called, but it’s skinny, and funky, and I like it:
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The skyline, overlooking Balboa Park and downtown, as seen from the skyfari:
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These white birds were perched waay atop this tree, it was cool:
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