There was good and bad, ties strengthened and others broken, but I choose to walk away with the positive. There was much of it, starting with seeing old faces at the airport. It had been far too long and I'll make sure it won't be as long this time.
We took in the sights starting at the zoo. It was 100 degrees and by the end we had to scrape the joy out, but I wouldn't trade a moment of it for anything. Supposedly it was the best zoo outing many of us had as nearly all the animals were out for viewing. After six hours of walking, we had seen everything and then some. I saw many animals for the first time, including pandas and snow leopards. The best though, was this sleeping lion:
The next morning we left San Diego for Huntington Beach. We eneded up stranded, but turned it into good. We spent the next few days in the waves and sand soaking up the sun.