Jeffrey managed to mis-configured the alarm clock. We both got up rather early as a result.

With OSCON over, Derek and I decided to spend much of Saturday at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. (Well, Derek decided not to go but then changed his mind at the last minute.) After a nice breakfast buffet in the hotel, we caught a cab over to the zoo. Amusingly, the driver forgot to start his meter, so he had to guesstimate the fare.

(We considered going to Lego Land instead, but it was a lot farther from the hotel, so the cab ride would have been quite expensive.)

Upon arriving, we got our tickets (the $32 "deluxe" ones, with unlimited rides on the various buses and the sky-lift thingy) and headed for the zoo's tour bus. The buses are double-deckers, so we rode on the top to get a good view of things. After riding around on the tour, we spent the next three and half hours wandering around to look at all the creatures. The only things we did not see were the pandas. The line was simply too long to justify waiting.

All in all, I snapped just over 100 pictures of the creatures and scenery.

Posted by jzawodn at July 27, 2002 10:32 PM

Reader Comments
# Dan de Isaacs said:

The pics are great. But what's that piece of crap on Derek's head?

on July 28, 2002 11:36 AM
# Derek said:

Hey pal... you must be one of those Ohio fans who keeps wishing Cleveland could get a World Series win under their belt... ;-)

on July 29, 2002 12:22 PM
# Dan de Isaacs said:

Actually, I'm a life-long Tigers fan, having grown up but a 42 minute drive to Tigers Stadium. I've known the glory of a World Series victory.

And with only a tinge less feeling than that which I possess when saying "Fuck Michigan" I say to you: Fuck the Yankees. :P

on July 31, 2002 08:04 AM
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