Day Six--San Diego and Dennis
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Today we were pulling up stakes and heading south. We had thought about maybe stopping in
We got up, dressed, finished packing, and grabbed a nutritious breakfast from McDonald’s. Well, it was fast anyway, which was among our top priorities. We made through the rat maze which in the
We had seen the San Diego Zoo when were there in 1987, so this time I wanted to visit the
The park had an animatronic dinosaur exhibit which the girls seemed very interested in seeing. Since the animals had turned out to be a bit of a bust, we decided to try that. At the very beginning of the exhibit you got a little book, to gather stamps. The idea was to stamp your book at a station located near each of the dinosaurs you saw, and collect them all. So we set about our dinosaur scavenger hunt. All of the dinosaurs moved, made noise, or both. It held everyone’s attention, but they were kind of tame. They were well done in that they looked real. If their movements could have mimicked something natural they might have been scary. But, still it was neat to see and the girls enjoyed.
After we collected as many stamps as the girls wanted to we went over to the petting zoo. Jolene loves these and goes from animal to animal. If there is a feeding station she is all over me for coins to get some grub. Then she would come back and tell us all about how the animal had taken its meal from her. This one didn’t allow hand feeding, but that was OK. They had several exotic looking deer that were all very docile. Most were just lounging around in the shade, trying to escape the heat. Jessi was still apprehensive about this. But her mother led her over to one animal just lying on the ground. After telling her that she didn’t have to pet it, but that Margo wanted to, they went bend down. Margo went first, and coaxed Jessi to pet its soft fur. She was wearing sunglasses when she did it, but took them off when she was finished, and I saw that her eyes were huge with triumph and excitement as she told me she had petted the deer. From then on she would pet them on her own, but still not as enthusiastically as her sister.
Somewhere around we called it day at the park. We still had to check into our hotel and find where Dennis lived. Dennis and his girlfriend had an apartment in