I was in San Diego, California! Visiting this cutie:
|The amazing young woman, not the bird.|
Colleeny, animal conservation educator and daughter extraordinaire.
And these cuties:
|And Odin...or is it Thor? I can't tell them apart and I didn't manage to get a picture of both of them.|
Of course, while I was there the region was in the midst of a heatwave.
|Joe proudly showing the loaf.|
Unfortunately, the loaf didn't fair well.
|It came out of the suitcase literally half the thickness of how it went in.|
But this birthday greeting was waiting for me at the airport.
Once in CA, I got to visit all of the places in Colleen's neck of the woods. One of those includes the wilds of the Safari Park where she works. I had the amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with these fellas:
|This is right after the giraffe bit my finger!|
|It even drew blood!|
I think it was (my) human error. But Colleen was an expert.
Thank goodness for experts!
The adventure didn't end there. Colleen had to work on a couple of days, but I got some writing done while overlooking these amazing views:
|Unicorns are REAL!|
|No hiding from me!|
But the Safari Park is not the only neck of woods I got to visit with Colleen.
We went to the beach.
|Sweetie Loki photo bombed us! JK, we actually took the selfie with him.|
|And overlooking La Jolla!|
(Never have I been involved in so many selfie moments!)
But our neck of the woods adventures weren't just dictated by location, there was also the eating across cultures adventure. We had Mexican food, Chinese, Italian (pizza), and Korean!
|Korean BBQ is...|
|...a lot of food!|
But I wasn't the only one having fun on fall break. Maureen and Joe had their own adventure in London!
|They are into selfies, too!|
|A real bridge supporter!|
Before I knew it, it was time to go home. Sad to say goodbye to my Colleen, but luckily it is simply, "see you later".
Landing in Zurich on Sunday night safe and sound and then off to work the next morning.
Today's poem is about when your children grow up, sometime you have your heart in two places at once:
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