This past week, we had some friends visit us at The Aerie for a too-brief visit but there was still a good collection of quality San Diego vacationing. On Sunday, we all trooped over to the beach for a great day (even if it was a little over-cast and breezy).
Monday, our guest family went over to Sea World to visit with Shamu and yesterday, we all went to the San Diego Zoo. For me, this was a nice bookend on the day the Beloved and I had to the Wild Animal Park a couple of weeks ago.
It was a gorgeous day at the Zoo and we arrived pretty early to try and beat both the heat and the crowds. Tourism seems like it’s off a bit around here, because it was a pretty light crowd for what is usually a pretty busy place. As always, I just loved walking around – watching the animals and have them watch us, too.
Going early is good, because more of the animals are active before they get onto some serious settling down in the heat of the midday and afternoon.
One of the hard parts for me is seeing the great apes. I mean, I know they are being slaughtered in their homelands in Africa, but the gorillas always seem so sad when I see them.
There was also a lot of munching to be found – camels eating hay and polar bears eating carrots.
As always, the Zoo is a great place to stretch your legs and get to see some of our animal cousins.