San Diego (CA) Photos

November 30, 2008

New Guinea Singing Dogs

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The Sunrise Stroll back in January took us to Keeper Leslie and the New Guinea singing dogs. We returned on Saturday to see the four puppies. Leslie said the 10 week olds would be getting vaccinations on Monday and then be ready to travel to their new homes.



November 29, 2008

Morning at the Zoo

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Plan on getting to the zoo early for a more imtimate look at the animals. I took this picture just a first sunlight was reaching the Canyon Cafe. Morning dew was rising off the umbrellas as steam.


November 28, 2008

Travis the Giraffe at the San Diego Zoo

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Travis is a young male Masai giraffe born at the San Diego Zoo on August 7, 2006. His mother is Abby and father is Silver. Travis was 6 foot tall at birth and weighted 143 lbs.


November 27, 2008

America Plaza Trolley Station

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Catch a trolley at this downtown waterfront district station located next to the One America building.  __america_plaza

November 26, 2008

Mission San Diego de Alcala

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California 4th graders build models to learn about the role played by missions founded in the 1700s in the states development.  Mission San Diego de Alcala was founded on July 16, 1769 as the first of the 21 Alta California missions.  Interesting to note that the Bougainvillea decorating the grounds was first discovered just the year before, 1768, in Brazil by a French Navy admiral.    


November 25, 2008

Cactus bloom

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Inside the cactus flower is a bee acting as a pollinator for the plant.


November 24, 2008


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This Western Gull enjoys a beautiful sunset at Pacific Beach. The Western Gull was one of the antagonists in Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie, The Birds, which was filmed in Bodega Bay, California.


November 23, 2008

Sunset at PB from the pier

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 The Crystal Pier Hotel is one of the unique places in San Diego to enjoy sunset.  The Hotel is made up of a series small quaint cottages that are located directly on the Crystal Pier.   Each cottage is directly above the ocean and when a big wave hits the Pier, you can feel it, but there is nothing like sleeping over the ocean.   The interior of the cottages are well decorated with a maritime theme and they are equipped with a living room and kitchenette.   If you want to stay make reservations well in advance.


November 22, 2008

Whole Foods produce

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Whole Foods Market is a food retailer of “natural” and organic products, including produce. We have two here in San Diego. This one is in La Jolla. The other is in Hillcrest. The company is consistently ranked among the most socially responsible businesses and placed second on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of Top 25 Green Power Partners.


November 21, 2008

Wild Animal Park bird

Filed under: San Diego Zoo — Tags: , — washaw @ 6:00 am

I have no idea what this bird is called. The picture was taken at the Wild Animal Park inside the bird enclosure near the front entrance. If anyone knows the name please leave a comment. 


November 20, 2008

Wegeforth Bowl Show at the San Diego Zoo

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The San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California is one of the largest zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals of more than 800 species. It is privately operated by the nonprofit Zoological Society of San Diego on 100 acres of parkland leased from the City of San Diego, and ownership of all animals, equipment and other assets rests with the City of San Diego.

Dr. Harry Wegeforth founded the Zoological Society of San Diego, meeting October 2, 1916. The San Diego Zoo grew out of exotic animal exhibitions abandoned after the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

Shows at the Wegeforth Bowl are free with admission.



November 19, 2008

Animal Show at the San Diego Zoo

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Several shows daily are presented inside the San Diego Zoo at the Hunte Amphitheater.


November 18, 2008

Lantana at the Wild Animal Park

Filed under: Nature, San Diego Zoo — Tags: , — washaw @ 6:06 am

This closeup picture shows the flower of Texas Lantana growing along a path at the Wild Animal Park. Some species are invasive, and are considered to be noxious weeds, such as in South Asia, Southern Africa and Australia. Here in California they do grow like weeds but we love the beautiful flowers and are willing to spend time keeping them trimmed back.  


November 17, 2008

American Airlines landings at Lindbergh Field

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American Airlines is the world’s largest in passenger miles transported and passenger fleet size. It is second largest, behind FedEx Express, in aircraft operated. San Diego International, Lindbergh Field, is the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the United States, and second in the world, with approximately 600 departures and arrivals carrying 50,000 passengers each day, and a total of 18.3 million passengers in 2007


November 16, 2008

Taco time in San Diego is anytime 24 hours a day.

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The taco is an essential food in San Diego.  Each block has a place where you can buy a taco and other delicious Mexican food.  This one is in my neighborhood of Grantville.


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