One day last week Ryan said, "I think Rylie would really dig a trip to the zoo." I agreed. Later that same day I opened my email to find a note from my sis-in-law asking if we wanted to join them for a trip to the Santa Barbara Zoo and I said, "Yes please!" This was not Rylie's first visit to a zoo, we went to the San Diego Zoo last year (note: I posted the same animals back then as today - flamingos and giraffes - must be the necks!), but it was our first time to the one in Santa Barbara and it was so nice. It is a gorgeous drive up the coast, and if traffic is light, you can get up there in just about 2 hours. The zoo itself was really manageable and not packed, just enough folks to feel neighborly, but not claustrophobic. I think Rylie's favorite part was running from exhibit to exhibit with her cousin Liam. She is way into him now and runs around yelling his name: "Lim! Lim!" Even when he is no where in sight.