Friday, August 17, 2007
Day 54: San Diego Zoo
All photos from the San Diego Zoo are available on Flickr.
Besides the game, the thing I was looking forward most to seeing while in San Diego was the Zoo. While Peter and Mary woke up early to go tanning in nearby Balboa Park, I had gotten enough sun the day before and remained in bed. We got on our way to the zoo at about 11:00 AM. On our way in we posed for souvenir photos and made our way through a very short ticket line. As we were getting our bearings inside the main entrance, Peter immediately noticed that the Zoo sold soda in souvenir cups and bought one. We made our way towards the Hunte Amphitheater to watch one of the zoo's two shows to get our day started. The show was called "Legends and Lore and the theme of the show was dispelling the myths that exist about some animals such as pigs are dirty and dogs and cats don't get along. After the show, we walked around the zoo for awhile looking at all the interesting animals. After a bite to eat, we headed for the sea lion show. This show is definitely designed for kids but I enjoyed it immensely. Following this show we hit the trails again to see the pandas, giraffes, elephants, lions, tigers, kangaroos, and koalas. After 7 hours we finally wrapped up our day and headed back to the hotel. Peter and Mary immediately fell asleep while I ran out for a quick dinner. Upon waking up a couple of hours later they were both still to tired to leave the room, that's what happens when you get up at 8 o'clock to go tanning, so we ordered in a pizza and watched movies until we all fell asleep.
Today we're taking the trolley down to Tijuana, making Mexico the third country we'll have visited on this tour.