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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

San Diego Zoo

Okay, I was lazy this morning - I admit it. I didn't go to Curves. I rationalized that since we were going to the zoo today we'd been doing a lot of walking, so I could blow off Curves. Bad Terry. :)

We went out to breakfast at Denny's first. Then we drove around trying to find diesel at a decent price. Ugh! Don't think that's gonna happen while we're in California. We finally got it for $2.35 a gallon, but that hurt since we paid just $1.99 last week in Arizona! However, we also saw the price as high as $2.59 so we figured we'd take what we could get! And, trying to keep it in perspective, it wasn't $4.89 like we paid last summer. :)

As I said yesterday, I was very ambivalent about going to the zoo. I've heard all about how the San Diego Zoo is THE zoo to go to, but really . . . isn't it just a zoo? And the answer IS: yes, it's just a zoo.

We got there about 11:30, got our map and started walking. I didn't think the park was laid out very user-friendly - you had to do a lot of crossing back and forth to see all of the exhibits. We never did see the gorilla exhibit. (Sorry, Ginger!) But, we did see a lot of the exotic animals such as the polar bear and pandas. The polar bear was in a very playful mood. He had a ball he played with and was rolling around in the water with it. The pandas ignored us. :)

I took more than 100 pictures, but ended up with just 66. :) Rather than pick and choose which ones to post here, just click here to go to our web album.

Can you believe another month of 2009 is now over? Spring is here, well, at least calendar-wise. I know lots of you aren't feeling the love of Spring just yet! But, it's close and soon we'll be feeling the summer heat and wishing we had some relief from it. Aren't we humans such fickle beings? :)
Anyway, this just means we are almost halfway through out trip west and will be turning east in just a week. It also means we're that much closer to seeing each of our kids and grandkids as we make our way back to the east coast.

Tomorrow is another travel day - we hitch up and head to Los Angeles. This is going to be such a fun stop! Our nephew, Joe, lives there and we haven't seen him since last summer. AND my sister, Paula, (Joe's mom) is coming in on Thursday to spend several days with all of us. LA may never be the same when the McNeil sisters get done with it! :)

Until the next time . . .


  1. We absolutely loved the San Diego Zoo when we were there last November ~ spent the entire day there & could go back tomorrow! =)

    Happy Travels!
    Suzanne & Brad

  2. mary slater8:13 AM

    LA will defintely never be the same-send our love to Paula and Joe-let you know how I get on at my first curves workout this afternoon-do you try to go every day? I'm only aiming for 3 times a week.

  3. Did you get a chance to walk thru the gas light district in San Diego? That was our favorite spot. Oh, I almost forgot, what about the Coronado Hotel, it is definitely worth a visit. I know Terry is happy today, 04/01 cause it's bill paying day!!!