Saturday, November 28, 2009

Culinary Overload

I don't know about you but I am in food overload mode! I am sure next week it will change, I will desire to cook and bake again but for now I have had enough! So.... instead I will treat you to a few photos.

I had the amazing experience to be able to reconnect with my brother ( and his lovely girlfriend) after 15 years of not seeing him! The last time I saw him he was 15 and I had left for college, I have spoke to him many times over the years but busy lives and distance has always stood between us. Yes, it is unfortunate but I now have the opportunity to make up for lost time!


J. is a great photographer and during the visit we choose areas of San Diego that provided amazing photographic opportunities. The San Diego Wildlife Zoo and Point Loma were two of the most successful in my opinion. Point Loma is the point at which the first Europeans landed and discovered California. It has panoramic views and on a clear day you will be able to see down the coast to Mexico. Point Loma also served as a military outpost to protect the San Diego harbor in world war I and II, many of the remnants of the batteries remain. Along with war remnants a beautiful veterans cemetary is on the grounds to honor the many fallen soldiers of past and present wars.

The San Diego Wildlife Park is situated in the beautiful orange groves of San Pasqual. The zoo is an extension of The world famous San Diego Zoo, animals are in simulate natural habitats and many endangered and rare animals have been bred and born at the facility. The zoos are non-profit and depend on the income from the zoo patrons, so consider a visit if ever out this way!

7 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Oh yep....I've decided having something light today....too much food last few days.
Beautiful pictures....

Chris said...

Looks like ya'll had a very active weekend to work off any extra calories, anyway:) The shot of the elephant looks like he/she is sooooooo bored.

Laura in Paris said...

Oh, how nice that you could see your brother after so many years ...
I am overloaded too - and not only with food. THat's why I have not been visiting many blogs lately ..

5 Star Foodie said...

How wonderful to see familiar sights! Have you been to Torrey Pines in La Jolla yet - it's my favorite place in San Diego area.

I'm definitely on a culinary overload after Thanksgiving :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

The San Diego zoo is my favorite zoo! I'm glad to hear that you got to reconnect with your brother. The photos are stunning!

Maria said...

Love the photos! Glad you had a nice time.

Lori said...

I'll take those gorgeous photos any day. I'm feeling a bit like that with cooking & baking right now too, but I better snap out of it bc I have a cookie exchange coming up this weekend! :)