Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mom's First Mother's Day

After a satisfying breakfast at Escondido's "Home Sweet Home" Reef Indy's Mom, Dad, Opa and Oma set-off for a four and a half mile walk of the San Diego Safari Park.  It is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley near Escondido, California.

This 1,800 acre zoo is open every day of the year, including all holidays!  While were not sure that Reef would be aware enough to enjoy the park; Oma and Opa had a zoo membership including free guest passes and free parking, so the adventure bounded forward.

The Safari Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 2,600 animals representing more than 300 species. Its renowned botanical collection represents 3,500 species and 1.5 million specimens. Over half of the Park’s 1,800 acres (730 hectares) have been set aside as protected native species habitat.  Reef Indy was definitely ready for the zoo.  He enjoyed all the shows and exhibits. 


This beautiful yellow butterfly greeted us upon our entrance into the San Diego Safari Park

This beautiful yellow butterfly greeted us upon our entrance into the San Diego Safari Park.

Amanda was in charge of the map as we started our San Diego Safari Park Mother's Day stroll

New Mommy Amanda was in charge of the map as we started our San Diego Safari Park Mother's Day stroll.

I love taking photos of the beautiful San Diego Safari Park landscape.

Oma loves taking photos of the beautiful San Diego Safari Park landscape.

Meerkats may look like prairie dogs on a diet, but they are really related to the mongoose.

Meerkats may look like prairie dogs on a diet, but they are really related to the mongoose. You might see them busily digging in the dirt looking for insects to eat or adding on to their extensive underground burrows. These little carnivores live and work together in a group called a gang or a mob for the common good, whether it's helping to care for youngsters or keeping a lookout for danger. 

 The San Diego Safari Park’s Flamingo Lagoon is striking but oh so smelly! — at San Diego Safari Park. aka Wild Animal Park.

The San Diego Safari Park’s Flamingo Lagoon is striking but oh so smelly! — at San Diego Safari Park. aka Wild Animal Park.

Landscape at San Diego Safari Park aka Wild Animal Park.

Landscape at San Diego Safari Park aka Wild Animal Park.

Landscape at San Diego Safari Park aka Wild Animal Park.

Opa doing his impression of the Lorikeet whisper! Reef Indy was pensive but impressed.

Opa doing his impression of the Lorikeet whisper! Reef Indy was pensive but impressed.

Landscape at San Diego Safari Park aka Wild Animal Park.

Landscape at San Diego Safari Park aka Wild Animal Park.


Reef Indy takes time for a quick nap.

Reef Indy takes time for a quick nap.

The Frequent Flyers Bird Show caught Reef's attention.

The Frequent Flyers Bird Show caught Reef's attention. He wasn't really sure he liked the flying animals - but all was well as long as he was in the arms of his Daddy.

Thanks Dad for the Mamma Chia “Chia Squeeze Drink.”  I needed a little boost in this busy day.

Thanks Dad for the Mamma Chia “Chia Squeeze Drink.” I needed a little boost in this busy day.

Oma's version of the iconic Mother’s Day photo – Mom and Baby Elephant.

Oma's version of the iconic Mother’s Day photo – Mom and Baby Elephant.

 We took a little break as the moms enjoyed a refreshing margarita at the Zip-line Landing. — with Amanda Joan and Zachariah Smith at San Diego Safari Park. aka Wild Animal Park.

We took a little break as the moms enjoyed a refreshing margarita at the Zip-line Landing.

What a wonderfully fun and healthy day at San Diego Safari Park aka Wild Animal Park.

What a wonderfully fun and healthy day at San Diego Safari Park aka Wild Animal Park.

Love this father and son shoot taken during the elephant show.

Love this father and son shoot taken during the elephant show.

 Time to go home - 'lil man' Reef Indy has had enough. — at San Diego Safari Park aka Wild Animal Park.

Time to go home - 'lil man' Reef Indy has had enough. Thank you to the  San Diego Safari Park for this fun and healthy Mother's Day.

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