Jake’s first Safari!

So yesterday I was called upon my duty as a parent to go on a field trip to the San Diego Wild Animal Park. We have twins (a boy and girl) that were both going on the field trip, but on separate buses. Our little guy though (Jacob), it was his first time at a place like this. He’s always talking about animals, he loves watching anything on discovery, and he loves sharks, tigers, and lions in particular. So we started our journey on a Monday morning, the fog was back, along with the traffic.

Here’s Jake, ready to go, hiding behind the sign after we entered the park.

Things look so much bigger and cooler from his point of view!

He’s on top of the world!

This little momma was swinging around with her little baby clinging to her. It was so cool! She stopped right in front of us and cheesed it up for our camera!

The girls (including my daughter) wanted to cool off, and were playing with this thing that dropped water randomly and when they pulled the ropes. Here they are scattering when an unexpected drop of water came down, and little Jake got caught in the melee and fell to the ground, losing his shoe! Crazy kids!

As we were walking the rigorous up and down paths, we heard a roar. When we heard it, we happened to be walking on a dirt trail with trees on each side, the girls freaked out thinking something was coming after us. Well, we found the tiger’s area, and Jake wanted to get a closer look.

After that we saw some elephants and everybody was pretty tired from all the walking, including daddy CASTRO, a.k.a. “Tour Guide CASTRO”.

And with that…Jake said…”I’m Outta Here!”

You may wonder what this has to do with Die-Cast or Toys for that matter, well, NOTHING! This is just a day in the life of a CAPD designer, and it’s experiences like this that keep me creating and enjoying life! Till next time!

2 thoughts on “Jake’s first Safari!

  1. Castro…you are a GREAT DADDY!!!! Man…I miss those days of chaperoning my kids on their fieldtrips when they were youngins. Today they are some of my favorite memories of life! Cute kids 🙂

    Life is more than just Toys.

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