Tuesday, August 28, 2007

California Vacation - Day 6 - Sunday - San Diego

We are off to the San Diego Zoo. We stop and have breakfast in Old Town, San Diego and oh, do I love the breakfast margaritas at the Coyote Cafe! Luckily for us, Manami likes Mexican food since it's our favorite! We walk around town for a bit and do some window shopping. Manami buys a little Mexican baby dress for a souvenir.

After that, it's time for the zoo. The zoo is hot and crowded, but we all love to see the animals. We skipped the pandas because it was way too crowded and they just saw pandas in the Osaka Zoo. We watch the hippos, polar bears and primates. We saw one of the tigers, but he was pretty hidden. I love the aviary, and it was nice and cool there, so we made sure to enjoy that! At the very end, we got to see some of the mounted police and Manami was very impressed with them!

Layout is made with papers are from Ashalee Wall's Dark Solids kit and swirls are from her brown stamps kit (colorized) available at Oscraps. Fonts are Follies LET, Formal Script, and Eras Medium ITC.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

California Vacation - Day 5 - Saturday- Shopping

Woo hoo! It's Saturday and a 3-day weekend for me! We had breakfast at Champagne's cafe at South Coast Plaza's Crystal Court and then do a little shopping. Manami especially liked the Illuminations store with all the beautiful candles!

When we were done, we went to the Mitsuwa Japanese market. We had so much fun looking at all the stuff and asking Manami questions. She got some supplies and staples to make her adjustment to American life a little easier.

After Mitsuwa, we went back to Fashion Island to look around and Manami wanted to buy a couple of things, and then it was off to see the movie Ratatouille. We loved the movie, but the last minute of the film was cut off because of a fire alarm! At least they gave us free re-entry passes and Manami got to see some of our handsome American Firefighters!

We also needed to pick up some things at Target so we stopped by there on the way home. Johnny picked up some clothes and a hat because he has such trouble finding his sizes in Japan.