So as I mentioned in a few of the last posts, we took a family trip to San Diego California to sight see and go the Safari Park Zoo.
I took over 1000 pictures, most of them a blurry mess, which I distilled to around 270 and will show about 28 of them here. They are reduced to 20% of their actual size and I hope give the flavor of what we experienced.
First off the Museum of Man in Balboa park.
|Mummies and self portrait.|
The next morning we went to the Cabrillo National Monument. The site where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first European to set foot on the West coast of the US. My photos here were a little lack luster. One interesting fact they mentioned was how all the early explorers except for Hernan Cortes died while on expedition.
|A sub being pushed by tugs and Coronado Naval Air Station.|
|Chainmail and helm in the gift shop.|
Next up was the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
This time we paid extra to see the Ripley's "Believe it or not" exhibit.
|Model of a galley used in the movie Ben Hur.|
|Alien vs. Predator motorcycle.|
And then the museum proper.
|Some nice scratch builds.|
|Cockpit of a WWII bomber.|
We rounded out the day with a trip to the Aircraft carrier Midway.
|Entrance on the starboard side.|
|Tower on the flight deck|
|Statue in a park of the Port side.|
|More carriers across the harbor.|
Finally on to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido. I think I had been here once in the 80's when you could drive through in your car. We went to the Zoo and then stayed at the Zoo overnight at their Roar and Snore. It was very cool.
|Young Gorilla and a female.|
|It is quite an experience to be stalked by a tiger who is three feet away.|
|The Elephants came over and played in the water for us.|
|One of the Cheetahs|
To round out this very long post I'll bring your attention to some special boobs. If you are offended by such things do not proceed.
Meet Ashley Salazar.
|From Ashley Salazar.com|
I have been following her for several years and she is really a very interesting and hard working woman. She is the first ever Playboy Miss Social of the year, and is still actively pursuing many other print publications such as Maxim.
Check her out at her new website Ashley Salazar.com, you can support her if you like. You can mention me if you like, but I'm just one of thousands so she probably has no idea who I am.