BC: These views were some of the last we saw before boarding the plane to go back home. San Diego is so pretty. The girls definitely have to get together more often! We had such a blast! Thanks Courtney for a wonderful weekend!!! xoxo to all the girls!
FC: Fun in San Diego... | with Courtney, Sam and Amber!
1: Extraordinary Desserts! YUM YUM! Extraordinary Desserts! | amber had brownie creme brulee... | courtney had a chocolate coffee cake... | sam had white chocolate cheesecake...
3: We stopped at Starbuck's for a cold drink...but that was just the excuse! | We didn't want to use the icky bathrooms on the beach! And Courtney...your's may be bigger...but mine is REAL! ;P
5: Butterflies at Neiman Marcus! | Of course we had to go shopping together! Our girl time is not complete without shopping trips!
7: After a day of beaches and shopping, we had to go get ready for a night in Gaslamp for dinner and drinks. Sam even got her first mani/pedi! But before we left, we had to take a bunch of cheesy pictures at home. Poor Ed...he had to play photographer... The "prom pose" that Courtney has perfected definitely takes the cake!
9: We had a delicious dinner of Persian food at Bandar. Everything tasted fabulous but the basmati and saffron rices were the highlight of the meal! There was sooo much food! Left-overs for breakfast! | After dinner we went to Mr. Tiki's MaiTai Lounge for some tasty drinks. We realized we must be getting old because we all got really tired really fast! After only one drink we were on our way home to go to bed...we had an early day ahead...
11: Sandcastle building contest at Imperial Beach Courtney and her kettle korn made several cameos in the pictures...Yum!
13: Our last stop was the SD zoo. We had to go see the pandas, get Tom a stuffed panda and get Zane his gorilla t-shirt. And the best part of the whole thing was...Joey was meeting us there!!!
15: Yay! Joey's here! Courtney got us all princess leis, but they didn't work so well in Amber and Joey's hair so we had to take them off for a better picture...
17: We didn't get to see a lot of animals, we were just aiming for pandas and polar bears, but here were some on the way to our main destinations. It was all pretty eventful, we saw 2 animals poop and the funniest thing we saw on the whole zoo trip was... MONKEY SEX!!! (sorry no pictures)
19: We met up with Joey, Joanna, Jonny, Lang and Sean. Here are some pictures of all of us. Doesn't Joey make a great panda?!
21: Here are the 2 young pandas that we saw. Both were born at the zoo and are brother and sister. Aren't the baby pictures cute? | The one walking is the older one and his name is Hua Mei. The one sleeping is his baby sister and she is named Su Lin.
23: Here's the girl panda on the right...she slept through our entire visit! | Here's the boy panda eating(above) ...and then not long afterwards... pooping(below)! | Courtney compared the sleepy panda to our souvenir cup...looks alike doesn't it? | and we suspected he was cleaning himself up on the branch over here to the right...
25: At the entrance to the polar bear exhibit. from left to right: Sean, Lang, Courtney, Sam, Joanna, Amber, Joey and Jonny
27: Here are the polar bears...both were just lounging around when we saw them. They are HUGE! Both of them also at some point decided to sleep with their legs wide apart to share their privates with the whole world, not the most shy creatures I guess...
29: Cousins! | Joanna Amber Joey