|Auntie Lucing Home and her toys as in Cars|
|Sta Cruz Famous Beach Park|
|The Vast Safari of San Diego|
|Giraffe and the Oryx|
|Pimp My Ride - My Auntie Susan Convertible! Watta Ride!|
|Pier 39 and the Sea Lions|
|The San Diego Safari Park|
|The Fishermans Wharf|
|The Fastest Mammal on Earth|
|At the Sandiego Safari Park and Right behind me is the vast Safari Park|
So right after we spent our NY holiday in Vegas, we drive down to NoCal - North California to see my aunties who I haven't meet for the longest time. And upon arrival what a joy and fun seeing my two aunties waiting for us in there porch. In fact during the first night we stayed with them, we could not stop talking about our families and friends back home. It ended our conversation around 4 o'clock in the morning.
And on the very next day, my aunties drive us around town and guided us to one of their beautiful tourist spots in Santa Cruz California. We even went to local shops and groceries and bought some goods for our lunch. After the next day, Another great conversation and laughter again with them. I've almost spent 3 days staying with my aunties. Indeed, This is one of my best trips abroad and one for the books I guess.
San Francisco, California and the Golden Gate - Another check on my bucket list! so after spending 3 days with my aunties - we went directly to SFO because it is just an hour or so drive from Santa Cruz. At exactly 9 am, we arrived in San Francisco. That is so early so we headed down to the Golden Gate to avoid the crowd. Good thing the sun was brightly up shining even if it is cold. We went up then to the bridge to feel and see what it is like there. OMG Such a tall and mighty San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. The Bridge was purely made of steel. A kind of hanging bridge that I am sure can with stand natural calamities or earthquakes.
SFO Pier Wharf, The Lombard street and other Tourist Spots - Good thing in San Francisco, some major tourist spots are very close to each other. Like Pier 99 and the wharf are just neighbors and overlooking the Alcatraz but Lombard street is another way around - its situated in some steep hilly neighborhood.
Anyway, we took our lunch in Pier 99 and of course it was a seafood menu and the place is overlooking the sea lions at Pier 99. After lunch we went home straight to Los Angeles and it was a 7 hour land trip.
San Diego SAFARI - What a gigantic safari park! actually San Diego Safari before was just an animal facility caring for the health and welfare of animals. Then suddenly the idea to become a park zoo came into reality by a founder or owner of this Safari Park. What I love about this park was that all the animals here are free to roam with in the vicinity except if the kind of animal is harmful or threatening to human. I was thrilled to see a similar like in Kenya or South Africa; safari lawn where herds of animals are walking or relaxing under the shade of trees.
Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles -Prior to my departure going to Abu-Dhabi, I happen to drop and stop by in this area where lots and lots of Hollywood shops and souvenirs abound. The famous walk of fame is all over here in hollywood boulevard. Beautiful and Historical Cinema theaters are lining up here like the chinese theater, The Eldorado Cinema, Egyptian theater etc. The Red Carpet or Oscars every february is being celebrated here. As in all anything but Hollywood is here you can find and experience.
And I went home by 11 pm as the cold was getting in my nerves and also I am excited to go home in Abu Dhabi the very next day.