We’ve been enjoying some amazing Fall weather lately and we’ve been spending as much time outdoors as much as possible. It’s been awhile since our last trip to the Dallas Zoo and now that Mei is getting older (and down to only 1 nap a day!), we decided it was high time we made another trip!
We headed out bright and early last weekend and made it just in time to feed the Galapagos turtles. The turtles are a new addition to the zoo from when we went a few years ago and it was truly an amazing experience to be able to pet and feed these amazing animals! Dylan especially loved seeing the turtles’ tongues as they would reach out to snack on carrots and lettuce leaves. These turtles were also so friendly and would come right up to be petted on the neck and back!
We then headed over to the Giants of the Savanna habitat to see the elephants, giraffes, and zebras. Adrian and I actually took a week-long trip to Africa for our honeymoon and experienced a safari firsthand. Let me say that the zoo combined the best of our trip – getting to see the animals up close in a natural habitat – without having to brave the dangers of being in the middle of the wilderness!
There’s even a small ridge by the giraffes where you can feed them! It’s so incredible to see the giraffes come right up to you to munch on lettuce leaves. I had to stow away my sunglasses just to make sure they didn’t get a little too adventurous!
And as much as I love babywearing, the kids are getting to the point now where they’d rather be pushed in a stroller. This double stroller from Baby Jogger arrived just a few days before our trip to the zoo and it could not have been a better decision! We spent a full 6 hours at the zoo and there wasn’t a single complaint about being tired. Dylan and Mei loved being able to sit side by side (they would pass the water bottle back and forth which was so cute!) I love that the sunshade extended far enough to completely shield them from the sun when it did get bright out. Similarly, Mei ended up falling asleep just as we were heading out of the zoo and I love that each seat reclines to almost completely flat so that our little one was able to sleep comfortably as we strolled.
I also have to give major props to these fringe booties! I wore these cute booties for the entire time at the zoo as we walked for 6 hours. I knew that Naturalizer shoes were known for their comfort and while that is definitely true, I love how stylish these booties are too!
We did take a mid-day break for lunch and stopped at the Zoofari Food Court. I ordered a soup and salad combo with a chicken wrap and garden salad while Adrian had a burger and the kids shared a pizza! To let the kids rest a bit, we hit up the monorail and I couldn’t believe how much more we were able to see from the train that wasn’t accessible on foot. We passed by the Chimpanzee Forest, Crocodile Pond, Penguine Cove and finished off with a ride under the waterfall!
And of course, we couldn’t leave the zoo without a spin in their endangered species merry-go-round!
Dylan has been asking about going back to the zoo ever since and I have no doubt we’ll be going back again soon! At over 100 acres, we still had lots left to see and it was a great time for the whole family!
Romper: SheIn Tassel Scallop Romper c/o
Shoes: Naturalizer ‘Fortunate’ Fringe Booties c/o
Earrings: Kendra Scott ‘Brenden’ via Rocksbox – use kileenxoxo for 1 month free
Watch: Breda ‘Joule’ c/o
Bracelet: Happiness Boutique Rose Gold Arm Party c/o
Stroller: Baby Jogger City Mini Double
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