Lions, Tigers, Bears, OH MY!

Over Winter break, Steven and I went to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, California! We went with Steven’s sister Kelly, her husband Greg & their kids Ryan and Briella. It was a great day to be at the zoo because all of the animals were awake!

Santa got me a Canon Rebel EOS T5 Camera (Or whatever you call it) for Christmas so I brought my camera to the zoo to take photos of all the animals! It came with a zoom lens so when we got on the tram the photos turned out SO GREAT with the zoom lens. We saw Rhinos, Giraffes (my favorite), Antelope, flamingos and tons of other animals that I don’t remember what they’re called but it was SO COOL. I haven’t been to the zoo since I was a little girl so it was fun reliving those childhood memories.

One of the funniest parts of our zoo trip was when we were feeding the Lorikeets AKA they look like parrots. We bought this $4 nectar so we can feed them and to enter into the Lorikeet cage, you had to go through 2 gates.  One gate had to be closed at all times.  So we entered the first game and since the first gate was opened because more people were filing in the 2nd gate to the actual cage was locked in…. THEN Steven and I just felt this huge drop of something wet and gross and this lorikeet literally just dumped on us!!! I just started screaming and the worker in the cage said “you’re in the wrong place if you don’t want to get pooped on!!” UGH haha it was horrible. But, then we started feeding the lorikeets and got some good photos so then I was fine about that.  We still had to dodge all the birds peeing on the trees. We got out of there fast after feeding them!

Then we saw the gorillas and the baby gorilla was jumping around and playing on the ropes! It was so fun to watch them interact with each other.  It was like one big happy family of gorillas 🙂

The zoo was awesome with Steven and his sister Kelly & her family! You can also pay for more adventures like caravan rides & feed the giraffes, or “roar & sleep” where you can go camping with the wild animals!! One day I want to do that with Steven and our family once we have kids. I recommend going to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park anytime of the year!! Enjoy the photos!

xoxo,

Lizzie Lin Johnson

P.S. Sorry for the bad quality photos – the file size was too big and it was taking foreverrrrr to upload so I had to shrink them 😦

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Coronado, California

Yesterday, we had the chance to explore Coronado, California with our friends Lindsay and Luke Murray! Oh and we can’t forget Bentley! (I love that cute curly haired kid.)

We drove from Carlsbad to Lindsay’s Grandpa’s condo right by Hotel Del Coronado and the view is AMAZING from their condo. Lindsay’s sister Mary and her husband Zack and their baby Stella were there also. It was nice to catch up with everyone! The last time I saw them were at our wedding and that day was so busy that I barely talked to anyone! Steven is the sweetest for letting us go visit them in Coronado because I get to see Lindsay in 10 days hahaha in Mesa!!

Luke ordered a HUGE pizza and we caught up more. For all of those who don’t know Lindsay, she’s one of my very best friends. We met at BYU during the fall of our freshmen year.  We became roommates at Helaman Halls winter semester and it’s been Lizzie & Lindsay (and 6 chicks) ever since!!! Lindsay got married to Luke in 2011 so she’s been married forever now but we’ve still been friends with everything that has happened in our lives. If only we moved to Mesa then our kids could grow up together hahaha

After pizza, Lindsay, Luke, Bentley, Steven and I took a lonnngggg walk to the dog park at the end of the beach and it was a ton of fun catching up with Lindsay and looking at all of the cute beach front houses. We got to the dog park and there weren’t that many dogs because it was raining but it was fun seeing Bentley get licked by all the dogs!!

We walked back to the condos in the rain and it was just an awesome day with some of our great friends. We are definitely thankful for great friends like Lindsay and Luke who will always be lifelong friends to us.

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(Their amazing view from their condo)

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(Sorry for the overload pics on Bentley, I just love this little guy)

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(Hotel Del Coronado… Can we stay here one day Steven?)

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(Love her! From freshmen roommates, graduating together, marriage and a baby!!)

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#CoupleGoals

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(Looking for the dogs)

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(What a hottieeeee)

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(Carrying Lindsay’s baby bag and walking away from me saying.. “I am not INSTAGRAM HUSBAND)

xoxo,

Lizzie Lin Johnson