We went together in one car. Two car seats at the back (see first picture below) with me. Brandon was having his morning nap when we drove over to them pick up. It was good as Brandon woke up all fresh and was on full alert all the time when we were in the zoo except when we were leaving (see last picture). We only spent about 2 hours there.
When we arrived at the entrance around 1045am, the ticketing line was pretty long. Fortunately, with the annual pass, we did not have to que up for tickets. It was a breezy nice day and it became warmer half way when we're in the zoo. There were so many strollers, families with kids. We were not too worry about not able to see the exhibits as our main concern is to bring the kids out to enjoy a nice walk outdoor. We also didn't really pay attention to the information board for each animals. We walked and walked and if we see the animals, we just went by to show to the kids. Brandon has yet to recognize or acknowledge any of these animals. He was there to enjoy the outdoor view and the walk of course. Some animals that we saw along our way - alligators, koala bears, sea lions, seal, zebras, mountain goats, kangaroo, wallabies, peacock, komodo dragon, deer, lion, lioness, wild boar, giraffes and elephants.
We walked half way inside the zoo and we stopped for picnic lunch next to the giraffes' exhibit. Rhoda told us that that is where they usually have picnic when she and Kristin go to the zoo themselves. I brought some Chinese buns (red bean, hotdogs, raisins) and package drinks for everyone. Hubby, Rhoda and Kristin went to get something from the nearby fast food (hotdogs, french fries) kiosk while I fed Brandon his baby food. We finished the picnic around 1245pm. We walked towards the elephants' exhibit and then decided to leave. While walking out towards the exit, the two little ones fell asleep in their strollers. They must be tired. Didn't even wake up a little while transferring them into the car seats. It was hot outside and even hotter in the car. We quickly turned on the AC to cool down so the kids would have a nice nap during the drive back home.
We were planning to get the annual pass but may be when Brandon is older. As for now, Rhoda was telling us she has more passes and if we need to go, just let her know. It is more fun to go with more people instead of just me, Hubby and Brandon. We had so much fun and definitely will go back visiting again before summer comes.
Ethan: come visit us soon lar, we'll take you to the zoo and guarantee LOTS of fun for you and your mommy.