On the last full day that my brother was in town, we spent 7 hours at the SD Zoo. We saw pretty much everything. Except the pandas.
I used my 55-250mm lens exclusively that day. What did I learn? That I need to get a polarizing filter for that lens. Because the coolest animals are behind glass, and reflections suck.
It was a really fun day, and we closed it out with some tacos at South Beach and then fell asleep early, since it had been a string of late nights for us and my brother’s flight left pretty early the next morning.