Category Archives: Animals

The San Diego Zoo is said to be the best zoo in the United States. I was impressed with the different kinds of animals and happy to see that their habitats were adequate and in many cases, really nice – lots of greenery and water falls and that type of thing. I didn’t get to.
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This past weekend I went over to Como Park in St. Paul. It was a gorgeous fall day here in the Midwest. I spent some time walking along the lake and enjoying the sunshine. Along the way I ran into a guy with a pet monkey. He was born in the US and is 18.
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Today a few of us hired a driver and went to the Bali Bird Sanctuary, had lunch, and did a little bit of shopping before returning to the hotel where I went out to enjoy the pool and beach one last day. Dinner tonight was at a restaurant called Balinique. The peach colored Cockatoo below.
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Sights from my morning walk on the beach – fishermen bringing their boat in, a procession (with flags and music) of some kind, and the local dogs playing on the beach.                 In the afternoon I went to the Elephant Safari Park where I rode, pet, and fed an elephant. Very.
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Day three was a “me day” after all of the long hours on tours. I had a Balinese massage, lazed around the pool and had lunch brought to me, went for a long walk on the beach, chatted with some of the other members of our group at the beach bar while sipping a Banana.
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