Our Sundays are spent much differently these days. Pre-Baby, our Sundays were filled with sleeping in, movie matinees, morning drinks and chicken wings. Post-Baby, I'm up at 6 am and try to be as productive as possible.I like the idea of finding new and entertaining things for the family and I to do on our day off.
Enter Reid park Zoo, built in 1965, 24 acres with a variety of wild life. The zoo is located in Central Tucson.The park itself is available to host birthday parties, events and even weddings. We came here to imagine the possibilities of a zoo wedding. Jury is still out on this. The sexy giraffes are sure to take the attention from the bride. Just look at those 3 foot glutes.
One might think a 7 month old is too young for a Zoo, but Kingston was surprisingly alert and enthusiastic towards the animals. He enjoyed the leisurely stroll and behaved really well! His favorite animals were the meerkats, iguana and the elephants. Peacock roam the park independently.
The admission price is $10.50 for adults and $6.50 for children ages 2 and over. I highly recommend bringing hats, water bottles and comfortable walking shoes. We walked about 4 miles this day.
We worked up an appetite and had lunch at Barrio Brewing Co. We strive to support local as often as possible. This brewery was started by a husband and wife in 1991 and has been open in its warehouse location since 2006. I hope one day our food truck The Blacktop Grill can have this level of success and expansion. I highly believe supporting local as often as possible will bring us good Karma and continued success.
We got our Sunday chicken wings after all, 3 different types. We ordered the tequila lime, cayenne hot and the honey habanero. They were all equally amazing with the perfect amount of sauce and spiciness. We also had salads, I ordered the Lizzy salad with red bell pepper and gorgonzola cheese. The salad was fair, only because I ordered it with no honey vinaigrette in hopes of sparing myself the sugar and the carbs. My Wedding dress is in the back of my mind lately, damn you Vega Wang. Weddings make people crazy, and I am no exception. Next time I will definitely order the Caesar salad Gabe had. Life advice: Marry you someone who doesn't mind if you pick off their plate.
I ended Sunday with a little grocery shopping for the week. I tried to shop as healthy as possible, but I still need to have my desserts and indulgences, diet or no diet. I picked up greens and proteins, nuts and dark chocolate and attempted to keep it as healthy and low carb as possible.I really like these Arctic Zero ice creams. They are low-carb /low-calorie and make you think you're having ice cream but without the guilt. Cake batter and snickerdoodle flavors were both really good. I will report back on the low-carbing.
If all we did on Sunday was spend some family time together, eat some good food, and get ready for the week, I'd say our Sunday was a successful one. The Ceniceros family can find adventure anywhere.