put me in the zoo.

early saturday morning, the mister surprised me with the brilliant idea of having a little date at the zoo. so quickly we got ready for the day and headed to utah's hogle zoo. to say i was as happy as a fat kid loves cake would be a huge understatement. the mister will vouch. i ran to every exhibit, every habitat, every anything. and snap, snap, snap went my camera. but when it was time for the giraffes, my first live giraffe experience, my heart nearly exploded. and boy, they did not disappoint. especially that one that kept making out with the pole (as shown below). moral of the story, zoo = best date ever!









107 comments:

  1. So cute!!!
    xxxFiC.

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  2. Nice set of photos! They are sooo cute, I love the bear best of all!

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  3. Fun! What a fun date idea


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  4. Haha, that genius! I haven't been to zoo in ageeees! Looks like a really cool date, thumbs up for your mister's originality.

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  5. i agree that this was an epic date!!! have you seen the movie, i bought a zoo?? its soo cute!! this post reminds me of it.. well, just the animals. haha love love this!!! good luck with your move!!

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  6. I love the zoo! I wish there was one closer to me so I could take a trip once in a while.

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  7. I so adore the zoo! I've only been to one in my entire life, but it was amazing and the giraffes are my favorite part! I'm so glad you had a good time, your pictures are great!

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  8. I love a good zoo, the one near me is just monkeys... I love a good tiger and lion exhibit x

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  9. Hahaha, it's funny how the simple little treats like ZOO brings out the kid in us... :)

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  10. I agree!!! Unfortunately I haven't been able to see the giraffe in ZOO here in my country. We don't have one :( So, my experience with giraffes will have to wait another opportunity. :D love your pics :D

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  11. Hah, those captures are great. I love going on little adventures like this one, it fills you up with energy in no time :)!

    xx
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  12. That sounds like so much fun and the weather looks lovely. The giraffe thing is so random : )

    Gemma x

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  13. I love going to the zoo! My favourites are the turtles (because they're so huge and old and slow!), the tigers & hippos. Which reminds me, I haven't been in forever!

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  14. I could go to the zoo on a weekly basis and not get bored! Such a cute date too! Love your pictures!

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  15. Oh I haven't been to a zoo in ages! Maybe I will go at some point this summer! :)

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  16. I love going to the zoo! You got some really great photos too! What a great date!

    xo Kayla

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  17. Oh my gosh! I love going to the zoo! That's such an adorable date idea :D

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
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  18. Aww, looks like lots of fun :3

    Zia
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  19. Amazing pics :D



    With love,Mia

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  20. Zoo dates are the best. Looks like such a fun date =)

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  21. What a great date idea! I'm putting la zoo on my date list!

    Carly
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  22. what a fun date! i think the nearest zoo is like 4 hours away from us...maybe we'll make a weekend date with the animals soon :) and are those pigtail-buns you are sporting?! cute!

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  23. I love giraffes!! That sounds like so much fun, I haven't been to the zoo in years!!

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  24. I LOVE the Zoo! Pictures are fabulous, and giraffes & elephants & monkeys are my favorite to see at the zoo :)

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  25. Aw, sounds like such a fun day!! I love the elephants the best!

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  26. I nearly died when we went to the elephant sanctuary in April. Happy is truly an understatement...

    Really digging your brown bear photo! He looks like he could use a hug.

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  27. This is a fabulous date idea. Sometimes it's good to have a break from the normal dinner and movie date night. The zoo is perfect. I could have fun looking at exotic animals all day long!

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  28. ya know, husband and I never DID make it to the Hogle Zoo before moving. Lame! Looks so fun! Good luck on your move! xoxo

    -Shannon
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  29. EEEEK! I love the zoo... but I love the aquarium more :)

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  30. I love the zoo! We went last summer but, the bears weren't there. So Im thinking we have to go again!!! :)

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  31. Great photos! I want to go to the zoo now!

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  32. I've been wanting to go to the zoo so bad!!! lucky you! nice pics

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  33. That looks like so much fun! What a man :)

    <3 Cambria
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  34. giraffes are my favorite! if you're ever in san diego, stop by the san diego wild animal park. they let you feed the giraffes! such a cool experience.

    xo.

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  35. AAAAHAHAA that picture of the giraffe is the best thing of all time. Really puts a smile on my face. A date to the zoo is a good idea indeed, probably going to be doing that ASAP.

    Andrea

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  36. AHahahaha, I love the giraffes - they're my favorite - and the one making out with the pole is hilarious.

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  37. so fun. one of my friends in high school knew the code to the employee entrance at hogle zoo and we used to sneak in when we'd skip class and just hang out!

    xo,

    cate @ wardrobes

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  38. I absolutely love going to the zoo!! It was hilarious when I first took my boyfriend because he's from the Caribbean and has never seen half the animals I was so used to seeing! like a kid in a candy store!

    xo

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  39. oh wow! It looks like you had tons and tons of fun. What a great mister you have!

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  40. I love going to the zoo too--so much fun!

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  41. I love it! We went to the zoo on my birthday for this little thing called Zoo lights and omg, I was a complete 7 year old!! Sooo much fun :D

    Kate

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  42. oh such beautiful photog! love it!thanks for the comment on my blog!

    rebecca x
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  43. gosh, how come everyone is going to the zoo. i'm so jealous. i freaking love the zoo. i have not been to the one in utah though, i guess i'll have to convince my hubby, its time. zoos are the best, seriously i'm not sure how everyone doesn't just get it.

    K

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  44. What a great date! Looks like the animals behaved for you and didn't hide!

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  45. Such a sweet date! So cute of your man to plan that. xo!

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  46. sounds like a lot of fun! Hopefully you had nice weather for it too ;)

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  47. We've been wanting to get out there too! My hubby wants to see the polar bears. We haven't been in a few years so we're definitely making a trip this summer. Glad you had fun!

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  48. Oooh these pictures are so nice! You really made me want to go to the zoo again haha

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  49. love the pictures- and oh my gosh, I love the Zoo too!! and the aquarium which I'm going to on Wednesday! (here in GA- YAY!!) A zoo date is the perfect date in my mind. Good job to your mister.

    xoxo

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    p.s- thanks for the love over on my blog! you're so sweet. i'm a new follower of yours and am so excited to keep reading!

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  50. i am so taking my little man to the zoo this summer, although he may not enjoy it as much as me ;)

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  51. That is so fun! The zoo is great but once it's summer here in AZ, we try to avoid being outside. My hubbs and I went to the Musical Instruments Museum as a date and it was so fun! Your trip made me think of it! :)

    Bekah

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  52. How fun!!!! I haven't been to the zoo in forever! I love seeing all the animals!

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  53. what a fun surprise!!! sounds like a sweet guy :) I love giraffes too!! and thanks to you too :)

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  54. what fun pictures! elephants are my favorite, they are so beautiful. sounds like a fantastic surprise xoxo

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  55. i love the zoo! especially the hogle zoo, so much fun!

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  56. ooo! Fun! We just went to the zoo a few weeks ago and I forgot how fun it was. We didn't get to see the elephants though...love them! :)

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  57. This reminds me that there is a zoo in my town (and get this....it's on top of a mountain). I've never been to it, but now I've gotta go check it out. :)

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  58. Hey! Thanks so much for you comment on my post today on Messy Dirty Hair. I'm so excited to be going to Italy for my honeymoon- I'm pretty sure we're looking forward to that more than anything. And I love your zoo date here. Zoo dates are the BEST! I hope that you'll stop by my blog some time and say hi!
    xo, Sarah

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  59. When I was a kid the giraffe's at that zoo, had a building with a balcony for people. So you could feed them and pet them and be at their head level. I was wearing a purse with a plastic bottle for a bottom and crocheted on top. There must've been candy or something in that purse cause while I petted the giraffe, he was eating my purse!!!

    One of the best zoo's ever.

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  60. Love the zoo :) such a cute date idea! Your mister is a sweetie!

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  61. wowy! what a simple fun date. i miss that place. i might just have to take a field trip in the near future ;)

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  62. Such a cute date idea!! BTW, The view behind the camel is so beautiful!

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  63. I'm not normally a zoo person, but if it involves seeing a giraffe make out with a pole, I'm game. Cute post! :)

    xoxo, Erin

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  64. Awwww, love me some giraffes! Glad you guys had such a great time at the zoo. :-) It's been forever and a day since I've been to the Melbourne Zoo, and it sure is a great one...must remedy this! xo

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  65. Fun photos! I've been wanting to go visit the zoo..it looks like just the ticket!

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  66. i just love the zoo :) And the giraffes are always my favorite...aren't they just so cool??!! what a great date day! XO brynn

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  67. I secretly love trips to the zoo ;) hehe. Great pics!!

    XX,
    Miranda

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  68. I love the zoo, great pics, now i want to go!


    Xo Megan

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  69. How fun! I love that you loved it so much!! That's awesome. Mr. H and I have a trip to the zoo in our date jar. It's a little too hot here for that. We'll need to wait until the fall. Love the pics!

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  70. My word! So so sweet...aaahh your pics on IG were so fun, I was cracking up!

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  72. THE perfectly cute date! now i totally want to go to the zoo...i havent been in foreeeever!

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    Kenzie

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  73. how sweet! I love trips to the zoo, even though I'm no longer a child. Looks like you had fun :)

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  74. I haven't been to the zoo in forever! Looks like SO.MUCH.FUN - what a great husband you have :)

    Annie
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  75. I just found your blog and love it! i cannot wait to read your next post!
    -we just followed you and would appreciate it if you could do the same to us! you are an amazing photographer!


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  76. I always enjoy your posts and commentary. If you lived closer we'd be friends.

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  77. than pretty pictures! looks really fun :)
    kisses

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  78. Wow all your posts get so many comments!!! Incredible community you've built! Those giraffe pictures are amazzzzzing!

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  79. Giraffe's are my absolute favorite. I love them, and I love the photos you've captured here of them!

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  80. What a great date indeed ^_^ Such lovely photos and the animals are so adorable <3

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  81. Our zoo doesn't have bears:( Lucky!!

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  82. love these shots, gorgeous! hope it was a beautiful day :D

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  83. This post was so delightful, I love going to the zoo although it's been a while since I last went. Just signed up so I don't miss your next post!

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  84. great photos!!! ST. Louis (where I live) as a really nice zoo. I took my nephews there a few weeks ago. We had a blast!

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  85. Oh I LOVE this! The Husband and I are already planning our Zoo date for my Birthday...I talk about it non stop. "Hey Husband. Guess what? We're going to the ZOOOOO!" Seriously excited!
    xox Have a great day TJ :)

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  86. The giraffe making out with the pole is hilarious! haha. I haven't been to the zoo in forever. I really need to go.

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  87. The bear is so cute !!!
    Great photos !!!

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  88. Wow these pictures are totally great!

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  89. Perfect date! I love going to the Zoo dates too and few people get the point ;)

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  90. Giraffe! Great shot! ;)
    If I would have to be an animal, I would definitely would choose to be a giraffe...

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  91. i love zoo dates, too! ;)
    is that a rhino i see??

    thanks for your visit and sweet words. <3

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  92. Zoos are da bomb dot com.

    I'm actually trying to get a job at my city's zoo. Wish me luck! hehe...
    Glad you and the mister had a great time!

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  93. I love going to the Zoo! The hubs didn't really want to go to the one here, but when I actually got him to go, and it was so cool- he had a blast! Our zoo is built on a mountain, so it has the best views.

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  94. OMG! I love all of our photos. The animals are so cute. Glad you had fun on your date dear,. =)


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  95. Aren't zoos THE BEST? I love all the different animals there!

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  96. Those animals are too cute!! Looks like it was a ton of fun!

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  97. Ah, I went to the zoo lately too! It was so much fun! We have a tiny zoo, so I didn't get to see all the animals you saw, but I'm going to a bigger one soon! I can't wait.

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