We had a plan. Or someone came up with a plan. I don’t exactly remember being consulted about the plan. But I was amenable to the plan.
We left Hesperia on Sunday and drove down I-215 and I-15, through Moreno Valley and Temecula Valley to San Diego. That route passes right by (almost) San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, which is just a bit east of Escondido, so the plan was to stop there on the way to our temporary headquarters in SD’s Hotel Circle. We purchased tickets that allowed us access to all three venues (the Wild Animal Park, the San Diego Zoo, and Sea World) for five days, though we weren’t planning to stay that long.
It was hot. Africa hot. Which I’m sure the African animals appreciated. I didn’t.
PS: That’s a Javan rhinoceros (aka unicorn) to the left. The hint about why it is included here is inside.
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