September 1, 2014

Good day for Jason and the family. We started the day out with a trip to the zoo, right after breakfast. We didn't spend too many hours there, and were, in fact back to the house by noon. But I'm getting ahead of myself. When we got to the zoo we simply walked in and found a path that we could easily walk down. The girls loved it in the reptile area and then over to the tanks of water, where an alligator lived and right next to it another tank where a couple of pygmy hippos lived, both tanks were also filled with all kinds of fish. The alligator came right up to the glass and looked awesome. The hippos didn't seem to want to move at all and were kind of basking in the sun. From there we walked on over to the gorilla area, and got some very close up views of the different gorillas living there. The zoo guides (they were all over the place) said that this was the bachelor enclosure, and most of the gorilla were younger - and it showed. However, even with all these very interesting places to visit, the most interesting of them all was the Orangutan area. These are truly amazing animals, with strong social skills. The sad thing is that they are endangered in the wild and there isn't much being done to help that situation, other than programs sponsored by private persons and organizations. The governments of the world are doing very little to help - it is truly a sad situation.

We also got a chance to walk through a couple of the aviaries and get up close to a couple of the exotic birds that live at the zoo. Many of them are just absolutely beautiful in their colors, and we attempted to take some pictures, though I don't know how they all came out. We were done with most of our wanderings by 11:30 and Jackie was very much looking like she wanted to take a nap. She came over and climbed up on Grandpa and put her head down on my shoulder, and just rested. When this happened I looked at Linda and said, "I think its time to go." So we did.

We came back home and had a nice lunch, and the girls went to take a nap. Later in the day, after they were back up they went out back to play and ride their scooters, so they still were pretty active, and they stayed away from the TV. Not much else happened, other than the monitor of my computer acting up a bit. For some reason have the screen is looking very poorly. I'm going to have to get some help with this tomorrow, to see if I can get it corrected, or if something else has to be done. Fortunately we have two other computers in the house now, so I can always get on line. Thank you, for all the continued prayers and support. Take care and stay positive.


  1. All I remember about the San Diego zoo was how hilly it is. Glad you were able to get to some exhibits easily.
    Always praying!
    Psalms 139:1-3 O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.


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