Saturday, April 12, 2014

San Antonio (Part 2)

 We started off Tuesday at the San Antonio Zoo.

 It is probably comparable in size to the Tulsa Zoo.

 The aquarium building at the zoo.

 We spent the afternoon swimming and then went to dinner and to see the Alamo movie at the IMAX.  On our walk back to the hotel we stopped for a picture with San Antonio!

 Wednesday morning we went out to Sea World.  They're not open during the week right now, but we got to do some meet and greets with several different animals.  These flamingos loved messing with the kids' hair!

 Next we got to see some beluga whales.

 Alice said they kind of felt like hard boiled eggs and I think she was pretty accurate!

 The conservation center was a lot of fun because we got to see all kinds of animals.  This barred owl was really soft and fluffy.

 I'm pretty sure I need an armadillo for a pet.  This little guy was so cute!

 I definitely do not need a Burmese python.  They were actually going to get this one out of the habitat!  Unfortunately (ha!) he was right in the middle and too difficult to get out, so the kids just had to reach in and pet him.

 The fennec fox was also a lot of fun to watch and the kids got to try to feed him.

 Walrus tusk!

 Our next stop was the penguin habitat.  We got to go right up to the entrance--it's really cold in there!

 We also got to see one up close.

 Petting the sting rays


 In the afternoon we took a double decker bus tour around town.

 It was a hot and sunny day!

 We hopped off at HemisFair Park to visit the Tower of the Americas.

 We went up to the observation deck and then did the 4D ride.

 We finished our evening with ice cream (again)...

 ...and one last swim.

We left the hotel a little after 5:00 Thursday morning and pulled into our driveway just after 3:00 that afternoon.  We went 1135.2 miles, which brings our total for the year to 2415.4!

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