Yesterday, for the first time in almost exactly 10 years (+- 2 weeks) I went to the San Diego Zoo. We've had memberships almost since we arrived, and have been to the Wild Animal Park which is slightly closer, but this was our first time to the zoo itself.
While I don't have a whole lot to say, I'm glad we went and we need to go back to both parks again at least once this year, and not just to make sure we get our value for the memberships. In both parks there was too much to see before we got tired and the day ran out.
I know that we, at least, missed the panda's and the hippos. Part of the problem is that I thought that the main bus tour stopped and allowed you on and off -- but it doesn't. So we ended up back at the front of the park after about 40 minutes, rather than at the back fairly early. I think next time, we'll go straight to the overhead tram and then get in line for the pandas after walking down the hill (with robot_grrl following me closely for balance, I'm sure).
We did get pictures. I found my 35mm SLR(2) and finished the roll I started on vacation. Conveniently when Walgreen's developed it, they threw in a CD for a few extra bucks, which saved me from having to scan the prints (and may well be at a better resolution than what I could get). I've uploaded the pictures from that camera, and the one's that Tara got on the digital here.
(1)The title of a song included on Peter, Paul and Mary's Peter, Paul and Mommy album, a lifelong favorite of mine.
(2)I would love to replace my SLR with a digital one, but I cannot quite justify the expense. Also, alas since my 35mm SLR is a Minolta, I won't be able to find a new digital body that uses the same lens. But it is possible that the other AF lenses are a bit easier to manually focus, which might make me more likely to start experimenting with manual focus. On the other hand, as long as it gets good pictures, and the processing is readily available and not too expensive I can continue to make good use of it.