Monday, December 03, 2007

What a day

Yesterday's lesson to note is be patient.

I went to San Diego via Amtrak. Union Station in LA is a bleak station compared to its counterparts in NYC or DC. It also does not even compare to the under rated station in Newark NJ.

My first impressions of the trip was this looks like the Bronx again. Then we passed some concrete river beds and we were in a landscape much like Industrial NJ, albeit in spring. After Anahiem, the scenery becomes breath taking. The train follow the coast in many places and the section in San Juan Capistrano and Laguna Nigel were amazing.

Aesthetically, San Diego is easy on the eyes. The only problem was there were no clear cut instructions linking the Zoo from the terminal. However if one walks 1/2 a mile the 7 bus takes one there for 2.25, the bus accepts dollars.

The San Diego Zoo was an excellent experience that did not live up to its hype. It did display Pandas in a wonderful manner. It also had a wonderful hippoquarium where the hippos swim freely. The reptile house was disappointing and they do a better job in DC or the Bronx. There was no Komodo Dragon on display or any aligators. It was still an excellent experience, just one that was over hyped.

I did see plenty of Ducks. However, there were no insane specimens quacking off about obscure foreign films and the merits of collectivization. I will have to return to this area as the Dead Sea scrolls are in San Diego. This does not seem to be a cause for a visit even though many of my class mates are extreemly religious.

I went to a decent Italian resturant. This was the first time I had gnocci outside of NYC. In NYC
it is served in a very thick meat sauce. It was said to be served in a meat sauce but it tasted somewhat soft. It was good to enjoy gelato and San Pelogrino water as well. I drank the whole bottle as the local water is disgusting. The people in San Diego joke about LA water. The people in LA claim this is a local problem confined to my area Japantown.

I went to the breath taking Japanese garden. It is a wonderful place to relax. For some reason management decided not to place Koi in the pool. However, Koi are expensive and a opportunistic Earl the Cat could eat six figures of Koi in a single setting.

I do not like Japanese food so my mission today will be to locate the local Cuban resturant and visit a Carl Jr's.

Beamish in 08

9 comments:

Ducky's here said...

"This is how it works, folks. Wingnuts put something "out there" -- Obama is a Muslim spy. Hillary is boinking her female Arab assistant. John Edwards had an affair. It doesn't have to be true; it doesn't even have to have
anything to it other than what's pulled out of wingnut ass. All Republicans have to do is put something "out there" and out-and-out lies become just an "alternative view" deserving of equal time to facts because facts have a liberal bias.

Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani DOES have ties to terrorists by having a government that harbored Khalid Sheikh Muhammed as a business client, and it's nowhere to be found in either the Washington Post or the New York Times.

This is the kind of campaign journalism we're going to get until November 2008:
Republicans good. Democrats bad. Rumors true. Facts false.

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We all thank Beak for contributing to this sad cycle.

Ducky's here said...

Why can't you just join your talk radio heroes, declare the ACLU the greatest threat to our form of government and let it go at that?

Ducky's here said...

"You people at CNN really make people sick. You're a bunch of uninformed,
ignoramus morons about this country and the people who live in it."
-- Rush the Methane Factory, who thinks 'ignoramus' is an adjective

Justin said...

Ahhh Beak perhaps you have succumbed to the old addage of not seeing the Forest for the Trees.

Do not look just to compare it with other zoo's nothing ever compares to what we are use to.

The Zoo in itself has a beauty of its own not just the animals. When you go back just take the time to look around the entire park area.

:) you New Yorker You.

beakerkin said...

Justin

I had a great time in San Diego and will be returning this week end. The Dead Sea Scrolls are something I may never get a chance to see again. They
are part of our cultural inheritance as Judeo- Christians.

Ducky

Where did you see me write about any of those topics. In fact on the Farmer's site I was against the lesbian speculation.

The folks at CNN are a disgrace. Talk radio is good and you should call Mark Levin regularly. Please use the term Shoah pimp when you get on.

The Merry Widow said...

Justin is right, the gardens around the zoo are pretty magnificent...btw, San Diegans have more sense than the collectivists in LA!
The wildlife park is a good find and doing the harbor tour is fascinating...you might even see a carrier!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Farmer John said...

Didn't go to Old Town? You missed out on the fish tacos and churros!

Always On Watch said...

The last time I visited the San Diego Zoo, the primary attraction was the koala bears. Does the zoo still have them?

Although koalas look cute, they have long CLAWS!

Devon said...

the museum is arround the corner from the zoo i used to go there along time ago there's so much to see and do old town the waterfront the oldest clipper ship along with all th others you can walk on I always had a ball when i went there