Giraffes are tall…elephants are big…

Giraffes are tall

Elephants are big

Postponed by our flues, we finally made it to the Oakland Zoo this afternoon–our first trip there as a family. It’s a great place for kids; my son certainly took to it. In addition to a number of areas teeming with animals to see from a distance, there is a kids petting zoo and a rides area.

Close-up on the carousel

Our son, Speed Racer, especially enjoyed driving a Corvette-like car on one of the rides. The carousel was fun too–enough to ride it once with Dad and turn right around to ride again with Mom. A Family Membership is definitely worth considering if you live near the zoo.

The greater San Francisco bay area is full of great family outings and we’re looking forward to visiting them as soon as my son can enjoy them.