6.17.2009

San Diego Part 1

So, after such a stinky start to our vacation, Bryan and I got some much needed rest and began Day Two of our trip.

On a hot tip from our niece, Amanda, to have breakfast at Richard Walker's Pancake House on Front Street.


This is what Bryan got - Applepancake. It's more like an apple pie you eat for breakfast. I'm not kidding when I tell you that I spent most of last night researching how to make this at home because it was GOOD! Seriously. It kind of deflates when you dig in but the effect of the puff pancake was awesome.

Next we headed to the San Diego Zoo. It is huge. Just huge. We got there and took a 40-minute zoo bus tour to get a feel for the place. 40 minutes. That's big. They have a sky tram that takes you from one side of the zoo to the other and we ended up riding it three times. Here are a few of my favorite pictures of some of the zoo life.

We spent about six hours at the zoo and probably walked ten miles and finished it off with the sea lion show. Here's a clip of the little girl who was lucky enough to get a kiss from the sea lion!

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After the zoo, we changed at the hotel and went to the San Diego Temple . It was gorgeous on the inside and outside. Very, very cool. There's an atrium at the top and a grand staircase that is unbelievable! By the way, my skirt was STILL wet from our airline fiasco the day before... :)

After the temple session we found a German restarant (again - thank you GPS!) called Kaiserhof Restaurant. I had the Schnitzel with spaetzle, cucumber salad, bread and green beans and Bryan got the Rouladen and red cabbage. I was in heaven!! Yum!

4 comments:

Amanda said...

If you figure out how to make the apple pancake let me know! The closest I have thought of was a german pancake but I dont really know how to do the apples. Beau would die and go to heaven if I was able to make it for him! Glad your trip turned out well though.

The Dragonfly said...

Yeah, we're all drooling over the pancake and waiting for you to post a recipe . . . looks like you had a great time! :)

Tobi said...

Despite the airline debacle you look like your having a good time. I love your pictures. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful adventure with the rest of us.

Courtney said...

Oh, I am so glad you had so much fun! Please share the recipe, yummy!