I fell asleep early last night, finally, and felt good when I woke up this morning. So I must have gotten my body re-adjusted to the time. We finally went grocery shopping last night – we’ve been without food ever since we got back. So that’s a relief.
I went to the gym on Tuesday. I was supposed to go Monday, and I slacked off and didn’t go until Tuesday. It was SO HARD. Oh my goodness, I thought I was going to die. It is not a good idea to take 2 weeks off from going to the gym. UGH. The gym I go to (Curves) has this thing called Curves Smart – it’s essentially a computerized personal trainer, and it keeps track of your strengths, weaknesses, improvements, etc. You have a key fob that you stick in each machine before you start using it, and it tells you if you need to work harder or slow down. Yellow means you need to work harder, Green means you are right at your target, and flashing green means to slow down a bit. Well, just about every single machine was flashing yellow at me on Tuesday, and I was dying! LOL. I go back again tonight, and hopefully it will not be so bad. We’ll see.
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Day 3 – San Diego
On our third day in California, we made plans to take a trip down to San Diego. It was about a 2 hour drive down there. We stopped in Laguna Hills (which I believe is in Orange County) for breakfast at Denny’s. I used to despise Denny’s, but I must say that I was impressed with the quality of food and service. We actually ate at a few Denny’s while on our trip….better than McDonald’s!
When we got to the zoo, we went straight for the double-decker but tour. It takes you all around the park to the most popular animals (with the exception of the polar bears). They advised us to take the Sky-Fari (a skylift) to the back of the park where the polar bears are, and make our way back to the front. We did just that. It was a good thing, too, because the Polar Bears are on top of a huge hill. The skylift takes you directly to the top of the hill. We saw polar bears, panda bears, elephants, giraffes, meerkats (those things are hilarious), and gorillas (we saw more animals than that, but they were the most exciting). The gorillas were so fascinating to watch – they are so human-like! There were two baby gorillas who were trying to get food from the bigger gorillas. They would sneak over and steal the food, then go somewhere else and eat it. A few minutes later, the big gorilla would come and steal it back from the baby. This went on for quite some time.
After we left the zoo, we drove over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge onto the island of Coronado. It was beautiful there – we found a park right by the bridge where we took pictures and enjoyed the view. We visited the Hotel Del Coronado, which is a historic hotel, then headed back over to San Diego (also gorgeous) to the Seaport Village for dinner and shopping. We had Italian food and ate by the bay as the sun went down. It was great. After dinner, we went to the Gas-Lamp district until we were ready to head back to L.A.