San Diego Trip

On our San Diego trip, we re-visited some of our old favorites and tried some new things.

First we went to Sea World. 

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We saw some Flamingos.

 

 

 

 

P1000026Andrew did not want to go on the Atlantis ride, but he had fun running away from the splash.

 

 

 

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Caleb and I sat in the (Splash zone) of the Shamu show.  The Whales did not disappoint. 

 

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Then, we went to the San Diego Zoo for the first time.

 

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A quick photo opp at the Seal exhibit.

 

 

 

 

This is probably the closest that Caleb will come to some of these animals and live to tell about it.

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Polar Bear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jaguar

 

 

 

 

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Gharial

 

 

 

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Hippopotamus:  Africa’s #1 killer of humans.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tigers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we went out to the Safari Park.

P1000219Saw some lionesses

 

 

 

 

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The Southern White Rhinoceros

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bats!  The first time we’ve seen them in lighted conditions so that we could take good pictures of them.

 

 

 

 

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We also got to pet some goats.

 

 

 

 

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Don and Mom’s silly face look exactly like their normal face…

 

 

One of my favorite stops was at the Mormon Battalion Memorial:

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They did an excellent job retelling the story of the Mormon pioneers that were recruited by the Federal military to go on one of the longest marches in U.S. military history. 

 

 

 

 

 

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We also stopped by the beautiful San Diego LDS temple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On the last day, we also got to see the Aircraft Carrier USS Midway.  Amazing to see such an enormous man-made machine that takes thousands of people to operate. 

 

 

 

 

 

20151012_131136It has about a 3.5M gallon fuel capacity and burns approximately 100,000 gallons of fuel per day.  They had to refuel every few weeks because they don’t like it past 1/2 empty.  The nuclear carriers now only have to refueled every 25 years.

 

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Right across from the Midway is the Kiss statue.

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