The clan recently traveled to San Diego for Memorial Day this year. My husband is a veteran so I always like to do something special for him. Our trip was very impromptu, and not very well planned unfortunately, but we still had a lot of fun family time. This one is pic heavy!
|Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego|
For example, I was that girl at the beach with a designer bag in the sand:( Why you ask? Well, I thought we were going to check in to the hotel first. My husband on the other hand, drove straight to the damn beach. LOL, then I got out the car and started walking towards a restaurant while his butt took out the beach stuff and headed to the water! Ugghhh – really? I didn’t even have a chance to put my bathing suit on!
|Pumpkin having fun|
We also went to the San Diego Zoo. Personally, I hate zoos. I’m from Africa. I’ve been on safari and camping in the real bushveld. So… zoos break my heart. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the need for zoos; us Africans (& others) haven’t done a good job of taking care of our wild animals. But it’s heartbreaking to see an elephant in an 1 acre pen when you have seen them roam freely in the wild.
But, rant over, where in the world would I have seen a panda in real life??? I guess that is the beauty of zoos, helping us conserve animals.
|Hippo looking sad|
|At least the gorilla had a very large enclosure!|
|Can you spot the baby panda??|
|Seriously, where in the world would I have seen a Panda in real life.|
Thought I should finish off on a high note. Here are some pics taken during a game drive at a place called Mokolodi Nature Reserve in Botswana, Africa. It’s a conservation reserve with rhino and cheetah breeding programs. It’s close to a large city which makes it great for a one day game drive.
|Hubby and a Kudu|
We had lunch in the open air restaurant that has a waterhole right in front of it. Hubby decided to take close pics of the Kudu, and I thought it was going to charge my hubby… now that would have been entertaining.
Hope you enjoyed my little travel post, and a little bit more about my life in Africa. As much as I love traveling around America and Europe, to me, nothing beats traveling to Africa.
What about you, any exciting travels? Are you that girl with a designer bag on the beach, trying not to get sand in it??
Thanks for stopping by and stay blessed ladies!