We started with breakfast at First Watch where I had the special, an unbelievably decadent Banana Bruleé waffle with maple bacon. It was very good but as much as I love my syrup soaked carbs in the morning, it was a little too sweet like dessert for me. My mom and sister both enjoyed their french toast and omelet.
When we arrived at the zoo the weather was a tad gloomy and drizzly however, it quickly dried up and made for an enjoyable, crowdless day. Monica wanted to see her favorite animals, the elephants, so we headed there first.
Next we walked to the next exhibit over to see my mom's favorite animals, the giraffes. We even got to feed them which was really cool! They were a cute little family. Mom, Pops, and a wee little one. This is the baby.
And I got to feed the Papa, Kimba.
My favorite black and white animal only appears in a select few zoos so there wasn't anything I was dying to see that I haven't seen before so from here we basically wondered, taking a look at all of God's beautiful creation as we strolled.
The zoo is technically the zoo and botanical garden, so there are a lot of pretty and unique plants dotted around the park.
The polar bear was probably my favorite and he even gave us a little growl as he stepped out the pool.
Another one of my favorite parts was watching the cheetah encounter where we saw a young cheetah play with her puppy!
They will play together until the young cheetah becomes too old and the rescue pup will be taken home by one of the zoo keepers.
It was quite a fun day spent just us girls! :)
Now I'm off to channel Ms. Cheetah and run 6 miles for today's half-marathon training workout!