Meet Me at the (San Diego) Zoo

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This past Friday we were invited to the opening of the new Elephant Odyssey exhibit at the San Diego Zoo.

The exhibit is amazing and I can see why it took four years and $45 million dollars to create. I really liked the focus on conservation, recycling and saving the elephants.

The Odyssey spans 7.5 acres and I'm sure I walked all of them. Much thanks to my husband and Deb's husband, The Rock, for wrangling the children while we drank Pink Elephants socialized. The food was great, flowers beautiful, the costumes were superb, the elephant cakes (not made of, just shaped like) were amazing and the kids got to touch snakes, birds and alligators.

I can't remember where Jenn and Bridget were when we took this picture, but they were there too. It was nice to get together with the girls!

(left to right Sondra, Tonya, Sugar, Deb and Charity,)

Tyler and Toots (Deb's daughter, who has decided Tyler is her brother) got his and hers Grim Reaper tattoos. (sorry, Deb!)

Everyone got super cute bags to take home with one of the best pieces of swag ever: a picture frame made of real elephant poo!

(yes it's real poo, no it doesn't smell like poo and yes I'm enjoying typing the word poo)

Thanks so much to Drew and the zoo for the invitation!


  1. I can see why I've always heard good things about that Zoo. I'd like to go some day.

  2. Looks like an awesome place to go. I really love the elephant pics. They are beautiful creatures.

  3. Did I tell you that Toots was calling their tattoos, the "Green Reapers?"

    That softened the blow. :)

  4. so awesome! I didnt know this exhibit was done...

  5. I think I was busy not hearing my phone! Thanks again.

  6. The pictures look great - I wish I could have joined you, I got invited but sadly I don't live in California! LOL

  7. Sounds fun! You must be San Diego royalty to have been invited to the big opening. :) I will have to go check it out with the rest of the world. :)


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