Ever wonder what you do for fun in the winter when you live where there's no snow? No sledding, no snowball fights, no snowmen? Well, if you live in San Diego, you go to the Zoo.
(Note the t-shirts. It was warm and sunny.)
The San Diego Zoo holds a special place in my heart. I've been hundreds of times. When I was a kid, my parents took us every Sunday. In high school, I used to cut class and drive over with my best friend. When the kids were babies, it was a great place to go and walk, pushing them in the stroller until they fell asleep. Now they're old enough to appreciate the animals and the scenery. They like the Children's Zoo, where they can pet various animals, including this type:
Who says you don't need wool in San Diego?
These little girls seemed to be enjoying the goats. I was charmed by their winter attire.
I especially love the Zoo in the winter, because it's mostly empty (the summer tourists are notably absent) and cool enough that the animals are out and about. This Komodo Dragon usually hides behind the rocks, but not this time:
I'm not the only one who prefers the Zoo in winter. These are visitors, not full-time residents:
But the locals don't seem to mind sharing their space:
And neither do we.