Say "No" To Drugs, Say "Yes" To Giraffe Encounters.

11.27.2010

Today I could not wipe the smile from my face…not that I tried or anything. 
We went on a bike date to the fantastical Phoenix Zoo and had our share of adventures while we were there.

Here are the highlights:
Mercats. I want one. Eh...let's make it two.
These guys are too fun to watch. They're so humanlike.

Birds intrigue me, and inspire me for outfit color-combos. 
After all, nature knows best!
I wanted to snuggle these cheetahs. 
They were so romantic and their habit was majestic!
The lions, not so much...
I love riding bikes!

Down Under
Okay, here's where the magic happened. 
I love giraffes. 
They have always been my favorite exhibit at the zoo 
(Well, I have two favorites--i love the otters). 
I just can't contain my happiness when i walk in and see them, with their necks all tangled up together, their big eyelashes, and their laffytaffy blue tongues. 
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine getting up close and personal with my babies. 
When I heard this was possible I, as BBL would put it, "geeked out!"
K, seriously, when this happened I felt like I was high on drugs (or what I imagine it might be like, since i have no first hand experience with said situation) 
I took more pictures, basked in their splendor, and said my goodbyes, then ran around the zoo telling everyone that they MUST go to the giraffe encounter. 
I'm sure that sales peaked thanks to me. 
It was magical beyond all definitions. 
It has been over 10 hours and I am
still glowing over my zoo trip. 

I miss my babies and will be volunteering at the zoo as soon as I move back to Arizona.
Go to the zoo. Bring an extra four bucks. Feed the giraffes. Experience euphoria. Die happy.
Petting the stingrays was also a fantastic experience. 
So bring two more dollars and make it a hay day!


Sunny Weather, Entire Day Outside, Riding Bikes, Animal Encounters, Beautiful Pictures,  Cute Hubby, Dinner with BusyBeeLauren & Ted=
Best, best, best day everrrrrr!!!

What's Your Favorite 
Animal At the Zoo?
If You Were An Animal From the Zoo, Which Would You Be & Why?

12 comments

heidi lou said...

We went to the zoo on Wednesday and I loooved the new Koala exhibit! They are my new favorite! I just want to snuggle up with them.

anna p of just me. said...

um. so. i'm really jealous of you right now. but in a seriously-so-happy-for-you kind of way not an i-want-to-scratch-your-eyes-out kind of way.
i LlOoVvEe giraffes. i could spend hours just sitting and watching them. so, kudos to you for experiencing them in such an awesome way!

also, i love the zoo. it is an amazing and wonderful place.
oh. and one more thing. you and bbl rocks too. because you both have epic blogs.
you win!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

cuuuuute cardi!

Johanna said...

It looks so fun! I love the zoo. My favorite animals are basically any from Africa; Giraffes, Elephants, Zebras.

I think I would be a lion. Haha! Sleeping all day long sounds awesome.

Lauren said...

Wait, did I read right? Do they have an otter exhibit at the Phoenix Museum? And if so, how have I not known this? ha!

I love the giraffe exhibit too, because their habitat is so amazing and open, and they look the happiest of the animals there.

If I were an animal, I would probably have to say I'd be an otter...because they like to play all day, and I hate working, so this makes sense.

Also, excellent use of "geeked out" young padawan.

Wow. I just said padawan.

ashley said...

i've always loved the seals. you could always count on them being active and loving life, unlike some of the other animals who sleep all day

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S said...

Your pictures are great!
I love the meercats!
I enjoy seeing the elephants or spider monkeys.
I have no clue what animal I would be though, there are so many to choose from.

Modern Image said...

great pictures... I love the butterfly gardens, they are always so green and plush

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Kara said...

mine too, has always been the giraffes.

Lauren said...

i am insanely jealous. giraffes are my favorites. ever. I love all things giraffe, especially giraffe print. Also, I adore your cardigan. A lot.

anna p of just me. said...

um. so. i'm really jealous of you right now. but in a seriously-so-happy-for-you kind of way not an i-want-to-scratch-your-eyes-out kind of way.
i LlOoVvEe giraffes. i could spend hours just sitting and watching them. so, kudos to you for experiencing them in such an awesome way!

also, i love the zoo. it is an amazing and wonderful place.
oh. and one more thing. you and bbl rocks too. because you both have epic blogs.
you win!

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