January was a non-stop, anxiety inducing, insane way to start my new year. I like routine/spontaneity, calendars/go with the flow, planned trips/spur of the moment road trips… but good lord! I was on the west coast 3, THREE, times in one month! Whaaaaat…. Definitely not normal for me.
One of those trips was out to Lake Tahoe with our oldest two for a long weekend of skiiing/snowboarding. But, instead of an easy flight there, we had a layover in Phoenix, AZ that lasted us oh… 10+ hours. One that required a rental car, lunch that wasn’t inside the airport, a visit to the zoo and dinner at the Botanical Garden. Let’s just say we made lemonade that day. That 23 hour day. Here are some photos to prove it 🙂
This zoo was pretty great! Their giraffes were close enough you could almost touch them. Beautiful big cats, a monkey interaction room, petting stingrays, a “train” ride around the park, even wild rabbits were everywhere! We definitely had a great time.
These last two photos were taken at the Botanical Garden just next door to the zoo. Food was meh… but the scenery was out of this world! I could definitely go back to Arizona again!!