Trip Start Jun 05, 2011
16Trip End Jul 22, 2011
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Day 4 - 9 June 2011:
Before I begin here's a quick quote from the documentary about a lovable, San Diegan news anchor...
"Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diago, which of course in German means 'a whale's vagina'" - Ron Burgundy.
Anyway... To celebrate Shelly's 29th birthday we planned a day at San Diego Zoo (about a two and a half to three hour drive from LA). She is none-the-less dissapointed we had no cake. This is coming from the girl who is yet to give me a proper birthday present two years running.
We got down to San Diego about 8:30. The zoo didn't open till 9:30 so we grabbed a coffee from a nice, big, tattoed man. He gave us some pointers about where to go in LA.
Highlights were seeing the female hippo and her calf frolicking in the water. Baby got back. Another was seeing the lioness charge some kids that were running past her cage. Unfortunately there was some perspex in between her and the little lamb chops. We also took a double decker bus tour that covered the vast majority of the park. It was nice not to have to drive for a while :)
What do you call an Aussie squirrel?