Because it was the kids' first time in San Diego two weekends ago, visiting the zoo was nearly a rite of passage. Our friend also had discounted tickets to share, which was such a blessing. We packed in plenty of animal-seeing, power-walking, ooh-ing, aah-ing, and quality time together. At the end, Serene was most enamored by the giraffes; she kept referring to them all as Sophie. Thus, ask her what she did on our trip, and she'll likely say, "I saw Sophie!"