Monday, December 29, 2008


Hope you all are having a lovely Holiday season! We had the luxury of staying home for the first time in years. EVERYONE came to us and it was fabulous!

I've been trying to keep up with all the blogs but have been quite busy entertaining. In between board games and bottles of wine we were able to leave the house and took a day trip to the Wild Animal Park. While it's no "bush" my South African in-laws were quite impressed with our little version of Africa.

And as usual the hubby and I were very snap happy....

Cheetah have to be among one of the most gorgeous creatures on this planet. While we were there a park ranger was actually inside their exhibit playing with them and petting them. Their purring was incredible and LOUD!

Giraffe just may be my favorite animal. They're so intriguing and large and their eyelashes are amazing. Plus, in Africa they're always hanging out with the Zebra and I think that's very sweet of them.

On the left is of course a flamingo but on the right is a Shoe Bill. He's such a funny looking guy. Reminds me of a muppet.

It wouldn't be a proper trip to an amusement park without a churro. Yum! Deb and I dug in from both sides.

After the Wild Animal Park we drove to Julian (aka the cutest town EVER) and there was actual SNOW. On the GROUND. It was just the remnants of the snow plow but fun to see none the less. It was freezing cold and crazy busy so we didn't stay long but it was a nice little holiday treat for all of us.

All photos by me


Lynne said...

Sounds like you had a great xmas with the fam. Miss you and cant wait to see you next month.

Erin said...

These are great photos! For a second I thought you had gone through and edited some old photos from SA. You alwayse seem to capture the animals at their perfect moment

vanessa said...

I love your pictures. Happy to have discovered your blog!

Michelle said...

I love the animal pics!!! So fun!

Shelby said...

Thanks everyone! We had a blast.

And Vanessa...welcome! I'm glad you found me