"...I decided to visit California for a year or two to see its wonderful flora and the famous Yosemite Valley. All the world was before me and every day was a holiday, so it did not seem important to which one of the world's wildernesses I first should wander."
--John Muir (1868)
We had a great Christmas. Lucas flew in for the long weekend (much to Tucker's delight!) and we had Jeff on video chats (with mixed success) on Christmas day. The weather was spectacular and we hit the beach a few times, hiking at Torrey Pines Reserve and giving Tucker a run at Ocean Beach.
We turned the little tree outside our window into a Christmas tree.
The day after Christmas we decided to go to the zoo...or more accurately, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. I wanted to photograph some animals out in the "wild" and it seemed like a good activity to play tourist. We spent most of the day at the park and saw pretty much everything. It was very fun and I got some nice shots. I am posting a few here, but if you want to see more, click this link to see a bigger gallery (note: new feature of the blog that I hope to do more): Zoo Gallery