July 12th–21st, 2012

San Diego,
Santa Barbara,
Los Angeles

  • Our first stop, Ruby’s Diner in San Juan Capistrano.
  • The mythical California Jackalope!
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano, “The Jewel of the Missions.”
      • The next day we visited the San Diego Zoo.
        • Flamingos only turn pink after eating shrimp shells.
          • Imagine trying to sleep on one leg!
          • Orangutan
          • Bactrian, two humped camel from Asia.
          • “When called by a panther, don’t anther.”
          • Panther cubs—Barbara’s favorite at the zoo.
          • California Condor.
          • Capybaras, the world’s largest rodent.
          • Sychronized swimming candidates.
          • The zoo mascot
            • Holly, Barbara’s 7th grade friend, and her husband, Lee.
                • 126,000 people were attending ComicCon while we were there.
                • Just a small sampling.
                • Some people get really into ComicCon.
                  • Barbara’s high school friend, Flo, and her husband, Bill.
                  • Flo and Bill are docents at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.
                  • Looking down at the Torrey Pines beach. Flo & Bill’s house is on the other side, inland.
                      • Torrey Pines Gliderport, founded with help from Charles Limburgh.
                          • Bill is a model glider pilot.
                            • Looking down from Point Loma.
                            • “New” Point Loma lighthouse.
                              • Poseidon Restaurant where we ate with Flo & Bill.
                              • Bill, Flo, Nick & Barbara
                              • We arrive at Harold and Judy’s.
                              • Harold on the way back to the house.
                              • Harold’s grandson, Landon
                              • Harold likes Landon a lot!
                              • Stearns Wharf where we went with Landon for ice cream.
                                • The next morning we went for a walk along Summerland’s shore.