U. S. Trip 2011 ~ The World-famous San Diego Zoo

Going to the San Diego Zoo is definitely a new experience for me, but it shouldn’t be.  I used to live in San Diego with my sister during the two years when I studied for my first master’s.  I have no idea why I haven’t been there then.  I mean, I have been to Sea World and Legoland even.

It is so much more than I expected.  I had a great time.  What made it even better was that one of my old colleagues from the University of San Diego was a member there and she gave me a free entrance pass!

U.S. Trip 2011 ~ Places in San Diego

We have also visited different places in San Diego.  However, since San Diego was a place in which Anita has lived, she didn’t take many pictures this time.

New members of the 9J Family

Here are some new members of the 9J clan.  Most of them have been here since April (when I came back from Holland and Denmark) but are never introduced to you, so here they are!

The story of PrincessJ: One day after seeing the sights of Utrecht, I went back to my hotel and found PrincessJ sitting among the other “Js” on the couch (I changed from a single room to a double room, which included a couch). At first I thought the staff gave me somebody’s bunny by mistake, but my boyfriend said that maybe they saw how much I love bunnies and gave me one more.  I asked the concierge and he said that it was indeed a gift for me.  Later on I found out that PrinecssJ has a tag that says “Princess” on it, and the logo looks like the “Princess” brand kettle in the room!  I think they might have received these gifts from the maker of the kettle.

Places in San Diego — Old Town

The historic Old Town of San Diego is one of Anita’s favorite places in the city.  When she took a museum class at the University of San Diego, the class often made trips here.  A large part of Old Town is actually a state park.

Places in San Diego — University of San Diego

Anita did her master’s at the University of San Diego, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Places in San Diego — Coronado and Stones Brewery

Here we are at 1. Coronado (for brunch with a friend) and 2. Stone Brewing Company (for dinner with other friends).

Places in San Diego — Balboa Park

In this and the following posts I’ll show you some nice places to visit when in San Diego.

Here is Balboa Park.  Balboa Park contains many attractions, including Anita’s favorite, museums (there are 10 of them!)  However, we only had time to visit one — the Museum of Man.  It was smaller than Anita remembered.