Wow...it's been a while since I've posted....sorry!
We headed to San Diego for a long weekend to see Bill's parents who winter in Yuma, AZ (about 3 hours from San Diego). The weather was great - mid 70's, blue skies, bright and sunny. SanDiego is quite beautiful with a small-town feel to a bigger city. The first full day there, we drove through the mountains to get to Bill's parents place. They were the most arid, rocky mountains I have ever seen.
The next day, we headed to the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Not only is it one of the top zoo's in the world, it is also a registered botanical garden. It was absolutely beautiful and someplace that should everyone should see at least once. They are also one of 4 zoo's in the world that house the Giant Pandas from China, and have also been successful in breeding them.
Here are also some random pictures from our short stay. Our hotel overlooked Coronado Island, and every day we could see the Pacific Fleet go by, cruise ships depart and various yachts and fishing boats floating by.