San Diego

Ok, so this is a bit old......

Gary and I, along with Gary's daughter, Kerrie, went to San Diego to see his father who was suffering From Alzheimer's, We hadn't seen him in quite some time, so it was sad to see how his condition had deteriorated. Unfortunately he passed away a few months later. RIP Chuck Copelin.

We took the opportunity to check out some fun places in San Diego while we were there - first the famous San Diego Zoo:

Next, on to the Safari Park. I guess it used to be called the Wild Animal Park, but it got renamed. I don't think I had been there for at least 20 years. It was quite a bit different than I remembered it. We got to see their Cheetah Run - nothing like Animal Ark's. It was a straight line, between fences and very short. Because of the crowds, I got one fleeting glimpse of a running cheetah.  Here's my favorites from the Safari Park:

And finally, we visited the USS Midway Museum. The USS Midway is an aircraft carrier parked in San Diego Bay and now open as a tourist attraction. I've never been on a carrier, so I thought it was fascinating!