I have the unexpected privilege to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. After my divorce, this is where I ended up. Not only is it beautiful but the powers-to-be managed to enhance that beauty with attractions drawing people from all over the world. And this is my backyard!
I have purchased passes to the San Diego Zoo and to Sea World San Diego. Living this close to these attractions I find that with my busy schedule, this suits my needs and availability.
With my new Nikon camera and iPhone 5, taking pictures everywhere is my passion. I have published a few pictures of the animals at the zoo and I really hope you will enjoy this selection.
Let me introduce you to my playground.
I will start with the beauty of the beach and bay. It is literally a block in both directions to view this magnificent area. Managing a motel and living in it is a daunting task. The peace and beauty are a short walk away. I leave all my anger, pain, aggravation and business behind. I head out to the grassy area at the bay where we walk our dogs Izzy and Minnie daily. The weather here is usually mild but we do get the coastal eddy frequently. This leaves the sky with the overcast clouds and the look of rain. But this burns off quickly so we can enjoy the wonder. Look at the lovely blue skies with me. I never get tired of this sight.
A quick visit to the famous San Diego Zoo is next on my list. Renowned for its Panda breeding program, thousands of people line up to see these magnificent teddy bear like animals. They look so cuddly that everyone oohs and aahs over them. Feeding time is a special time at the zoo. The pandas eat eucalyptus branches and they are grown all over the park. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! And elephants, giraffes, and meerkats.
And across the bay we can see Sea World San Diego. In the summer, the fireworks glow over the bay and the park is so much fun.
This is a preview of the beautiful “almost paradise” that I love. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.