Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Critters

Happy Monday everyone!

         So Trevor and I made a trip to Zoomars in San Juan Capistrano, It's a petting zoo tucked in Old town San Juan. I little hidden gem on Los Rios street, surrounded by historical buildings, cute little restuarants and stores and a whole lotta charm. And the Surfliner train stops right at Los Rios...perfect if you live in LA or San Diego. Its the great day trip. You can go to Mission San Juan Capistrano the site where the Swallows of San Juan Capistrano return every single year. And you'll feel smarter when you leave I promise. Tons to do. Totally historical. Totally beautiful. It's a win win.

          On to Zoomars...this place is completely awesome, I spent $20. That was admission for the two of us, three baskets of carrots, a basket of Rabbit feed, a horse ride, and 2 choo choo rides. Damn good if you ask me...3 hours of fun for $20 bucks? I'm there!  Let me try to describe this place to you... about 1/2 acre of farm animals such as goats, horses, chickens, an adorable black cow named Cookie... us city folks don't see our Bovine friends often, geese, a variety of birds, Llamas, an Emu, Pigs, Turkey, Sheep, Donkeys...annnnd a large corral filled with Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Fluffy Chickens and maybe a Rooster or 2. And children are allowed to terrorize love on the animals/ feed them and squeeze them Elmira style.

Me with said "Fluffy Chicken


The result of my son's compulsive need to
line things up...He organized the pigs.
                                                                          
Let the squeezing Petting lovingly begin!
(look closely at the Guinea pig)


             The train is always a big hit for Trevor, he loves all things wheels. Its this little teeny tiny track, with a teeny little train, with teeny little bells.... I rode in it with him and felt like a total bone head. Not only that but I was having visions of my adult body derailing the mini train and the whole thing go up in flames in a firey crash. It would be just my luck, I swear.

Bye mom!


Very serious. Trains don't drive themselves you know.

Obviously happy to be taking the front seat


                The highlight of the whole day was the horse ride, I was completely shocked when Trevor told me he wanted a horse ride, and actually followed through with it. The last time we were here, he was petrified, and clung to me like a Spider Monkey when I got anywhere close to a horse, or even a pony. This time I had to stop him from practically leaping on a horse. I was utterly thrilled! And made the guy let me walk right next to him on his ride, instead of on the other side of the fence. Not this mom...I'm all up in their business.
He LOVED it, and I got some awesome pictures!


I love how this picture turned out... especially
with the horses name on the back
of the saddle..."Chex"


L.O.V.E


Goin' through the Desert on a horse with no name.


     There are a ridiculous amount of pictures I want to post...but I'd be here all night! There are just 2 more
I'll post for you, this next one cracked me up...Trevor just went up and sat next to this little boy in a car that
 he didn't know...check out the look on the kids face when he does this.


Excuse me sir.




                   To me it looks as though the goat just said something funny, and Trevor is laughing as a result...  we all know goats don't talk....Just sayin'.






It's always a good time at Zoomars...I judge how much my son likes a place, by how hard it is to get
him to leave.....needless to say we left kicking and screaming...yeah, we'll be back again!

Have a wonderful and possibly wild day folks, and Thank you!





















    

5 comments:

Small Burst said...

My kids would love this place. LOL. Loved the lined-up guinea pigs.

Eva Gallant said...

cute photos!

Thanks for visiting my blog on my SITS day.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Just wanted to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day and leaving some blog love!

Blessings,
LMM

deiala said...

Oh looks like you had a great time!
Love your blog...

Stacy said...

Love the pictures! Looks like you guys had a great day and yes! The look on that little boys face when Trev joined him is a classic!! He's like "DUDE, SERIOUSLY?!"

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