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San Diego suggestions?

 
 
yitwail
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2005 10:13 am
ossob, if it's been a while since visiting the SD zoo, you might want to do it again. there's 3 aviaries now, and the third/biggest one is amazing--not that there's anything wrong with the other 2--it's vast, with an enormous tree growing in the middle, a fish pond at the top, bunch of feeders where the smaller birds fly in to get their fruit, nut, and grub.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2005 10:59 am
I haven't see it since the late seventies. I remember the aviary as large and wonderful then..
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2005 11:05 am
There's a tour of the older aviary (I think) on this link -

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/zoo/ex_rainforest.html

Hmm. On my last visit - which I'm now remembering was around 1984 - I took a bunch of black and white photos that came out well, at least in my memory. One of these days when I unpack I'll scan them..
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yitwail
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2005 11:49 am
it's hard to be sure, but i think that's the newest aviary. the description sounds like it. besides the aviary, another hilite is the hippo pool, believe it or not. it's fascinating to get an underwater view of the behemoths.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2005 12:04 pm
Hippo pool, I just know I'd love that...
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yitwail
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2005 12:06 pm
hippo pool's especially neat when there'a a mother hippo with a juvenile. Smile

http://www.johnmirandaphoto.com/zoo/hippo.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2005 12:25 pm
cool!
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CowDoc
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2005 10:43 pm
Jane--
I was notified that I had a PM last week, but none appeared in my mailbox. Did you try to contact me?
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 08:03 pm
oops, I forgot about this thread. CowDoc, no, I haven't
tried to send you a message, sorry.
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CowDoc
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 08:11 pm
Okay - if you want to know my name (in case you are able to stop by the Marriott) send me a pm. I tried to contact you, but was told I'm not approved to do that. I must have been a bad boy in another life.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 08:17 pm
Hi CowDoc, yes, despite being a member for several years, I think
the rule is to have 500 posts before being able to send messages.
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CowDoc
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 08:18 pm
Gotcha -if you're interested, my last name is ****. I doubt if there will be many more there by that name. Hope to see you some time this week, if it works for you!
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CowDoc
 
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Reply Tue 6 Dec, 2005 10:18 pm
Thanks for all the advice, folks. The wife had a great time and we made it back in one piece! Trust me, I won't hesitate to ask again the next time we're off to somewhere unfamiliar. Again, many thanks!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 6 Dec, 2005 10:21 pm
Oh, good.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 6 Dec, 2005 10:29 pm
Hi CowDoc!

I am glad you had an enjoyable time here. San Diego is
a fun place and hopefully the next time, we both have more time to team up for a drink. Smile
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