Somehow I forgot to post about our zoo trip all the way back in May. Growing up we used to visit the Oakland Zoo a lot, but I have very little memory of the SF zoo. For some reason in my head I was thinking it was very small, but it actually covers a decent amount of ground. It's right next to the beach, so if you planned ahead (which we did not) you could make a whole day of it and go swimming as well. The beach does make for cooler temps too, which is a huge plus in my book.
One thing I really liked about this zoo is that a lot of the African animals were grouped together in one big enclosure and I thought it was more interesting to see them all scattered around like that instead of having each type of animal in its own small enclosure. Ez and Declan both loved the giant kid's area. We capped off our trip there and they ran off all their extra energy before taking a nice long nap on the way home. I can't get over how much smaller Declan looked just a few months ago. And both of their hair looks so much tamer. Time for Grampa to take them to the barber! Hint, hint ;)