What an awesome day! We woke up bright and early to do the Bolt Run. This run deserves it’s own post so more on that later. After the race we headed out to the Lowry Park Zoo for a Yelp Elite event. Wow, Yelp you did it again! And the weather could not have been more perfect.
The theme of the event was DinoQuest 2. What is DinoQuest? It’s an exhibit of 22 very realistic dinosaurs. We saw them the first time around back in 2011. The wilds love dinosaurs so this exhibit is perfect for them. Logan was a little freaked out. They are so life-like he thought they were real. Definitely worth checking out. Even if you don’t have little ones this is fun for all ages.
We started with a Yelp Elite brunch. It was all you can eat food and drink. Right off the bat I had a mimosa in hand. Score! I’m sold already. The food was amazing! My favorite was the truffle macaroni and cheese bites. They seriously melted in my mouth. A close second was the chorizo and pasta dish. Party in my mouth! I definitely could have went back for seconds but wanted to save room for dessert.
Cake balls!!! I would have been happy with just eating cake balls the whole time. These were red velvet. Yes, I said red velvet. Holy heaven on a platter. They were the size of baseballs. Okay maybe not that big but they were the biggest I have ever seen. I contemplated stuffing some in my jacket. They were that good. Who new the zoo catering staff makes such wonderful food?! And now you know :)
I felt much better this time around and mingled. I had fun chatting with new people. After stuffing our faces and a couple mimosas later we said our goodbyes. We went straight to see the baby elephant. She is so sweet. It was really cool to watch the baby running around. She was born on December 23rd and is already 300 pounds. I just love baby animals.
My mom brought the boys so we could have a family zoo day. We took the boys to see the dinos and then made our rounds through the zoo. It was such a great day. I got the best of both worlds. Quality time with John in the morning and then family time in the afternoon. I was a happy camper.
If you are in the Tampa area you really need to check out DinoQuest 2. And if you are not a member of Yelp yet, what are you waiting for? I’ve gained a social life out of nowhere and am loving every minute of it!