Rob's Summer Vacation 2011 - Part 4
Time for the final round of photos from my vacation to San Diego with my wife Janell of a few weeks ago…enjoy:
We did a lot of shopping while we were in San Diego (trying to stimulate the economy since Obama has failed miserably at it) and I almost bought this for Dawn.
We spent the 4th of July on our private patio and even the Hard Rock got into the spirit.
Here are stupid pictures of fireworks. Whoopie.
Janell and I are preparing for another night at sushi restaurant Nobu…stop looking at her cleavage, pervert.
And here we are on a different night at Nobu…
…one made complete by this ass of a kid whose parents clearly don’t know the meaning of the words “no” or “have a little class,” since this patriotic mohawk was allowed. Terrible.
One of our favorite places to eat in San Diego is Mister A’s, on the top floor of a downtown building overlooking all of the city. We went twice, this is the first trip.
We also headed to the Valencia Inn in La Jolla, home to the ocean front restaurant the Sky Room.
As we did with Sea World, we also paid an exorbitant amount of money for a private, guided tour of the San Diego Wild Animal park. Being animal lovers, this is our idea of a great day. No kids, no crowds and up close access to animals that most people never get. This is a Rhino taking a shit. I am not kidding.
This is our new favorite animal, an Okapi…a cross between a horse and a zebra and a super sweet creature. We spent 15 minutes with her and could have stayed for hours.
One of the cool things about the private tour is being able to pet and feed a lot of the animals.
Check out the set on that lion.
We took a private tour of the trainers’ quarters for the lions and got to see these meet muffins and blood casserole…this is what they feed the lions; blood and meat of other animals. Yum.
Right after I took these pictures the giraffes popped open a cold beer…it was a longneck. You shutup.
Our tour guide couldn’t believe how social the animals were for us and was convinced it was our positive energy with animals. We met several employees at the park who said we had the most animal-friendly tour in years. These are baby tigers and their momma just 5 feet from us, and they stayed for almost 10 minutes.
Random animals from the trip.
This was the highlight of the tour. If you look closely, you will see this mama gorilla holding a 2 week old baby which at the time of this tour, no one other than the gorilla handlers had even seen, including our guide. We were the first non-handler humans to see the baby, let alone be 3 feet away from her for 15 minutes.
This is Winston, the baby daddy who came over to get his share of peanuts, popcorn and grapes.
The tour concluded with us getting 5 feet from the elephants in their private training area that most people never see. As stupid as this sounds, you truly have no idea how enormous these animals are until you stand this close to one.
244-246: Here we are ready for our last night out as we head off to Mister A’s one final time.
Just to give you an idea of the views you get from the restaurant, here are some shots from our table, complete with a rainbow.
Upon returning home we had driven a total of just over 2,000 miles.
Even after driving 8 hours home, the first thing we did was drive another two hours to go pick up our doggies from dogwoods resort in the woods…by all accounts they too, were happy to be home.