My planned trip to Mexico this week was canceled last minute, so I visited the San Diego Zoo Safari Park with two of my grandsons today. It's not precisely the African veld, but it's as close as you're going to get in Southern California.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, formerly known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park, is a 1,800 acres zoo in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego County, California. The park houses a large array of wild and endangered animals including species from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australia. The park is in a semi-arid environment and one of its most notable features is the Africa Tram which explores the expansive African exhibits. These free-range enclosures house such animals as antelopes, giraffes, buffalo, cranes, and rhinos.
It's back to the old grind with international intrigue tomorrow, but the day chasing after two little boys (wearing me out) was a pleasant interlude.