|New friends are silver...|
|Old ones are gold.|
The sun and surf of So Cal were definitely a welcome change from the frigid high plateau of So Utah. We hung on the beach and played in the sand for a bit warming our bones while we cooled our stomachs.
We headed down towards Seaport Village to watch a Christmas boat parade. It was on the Coronado Bay with all manner of sea-faring vessels decked out with lights, stereos; and Christmas cheer. Some may not have made as much holiday sense as others as you'll see below. Maybe it is an inside joke, rich people rarely seem to make sense anyway.
|The yard long margaritas were only 1 1/2 ft!!|
|Jethro and Billy-Bob|
One of the nights we decided to have dinner at a New Zealand style grill. Lamb burgers topped with blue cheese and pickled beets! We watched the Giants beat the Cowboys in a last minute nail bitter. If only they could both lose (we're eagles fans). Football, food, beer and... Jenga!! Are you friggin kiddin me, this place rules!
The three cutest girls in the state; Ivy, Heather and Sarah! Heather is Don's girlfriend and Sara is Ivy's cousin. Sara and Eric recently moved down that way and we managed to meet at the pub he works at and after a few drinks decided it was time to show off our moves.
|One last moment of clarity|
|Backin that thang up?|
It was raining the first couple hours hours at the zoo so the female Koalas were huddled up for warmth. Wasn't there a song about how it never rains in Southern California? We stayed dry by taking the bus tour right off the bat. Yeah, you heard right, a bus inside the zoo. There is actually a whole bunch of them, this place is monstrous.
|The big one is 17 ft tall!|
|Who doesn't like Pandas?|
|Gettin back to my roots.|
Then we went and saw the real deal, gorillas. There was six of them mostly just hangin out by the glass. One was only three years old and it seemed he spends most of his time picking fights with the full grown ones. They would try to ignore him then slap him around for a minute. The pup would run away to play with another that would try to ignore him and so on. It was odd when one would come up to the glass and look at us. Like looking into a strange fun house mirror.
|Here's lookin' at you.|
|Flamingos! Ivy's moms favorite animal.|
|View from the "Sky fari"|
|An 8 lb 10 oz bouncing bear cub boy|