Me and Johanna (my gf) were about 80% through a bottle of white when we hastily decided that we need a vacation. So we bought plane tickets and 5 weeks later we're off to California! We couldn't really afford it, but we did it, and we have no regrets!! Money Comes and goes, but travel before you have kids!
We landed in LA from Boston, stayed the night with a friend who lives in LA. The next morning we headed to San Diego for 2 days to visit the Zoo and the Safari. We got to see the "Cheetah Run", San diego is the only zoo in this hemisphere that is allowed to facilitate a "cheetah run". They prefaced the run with a warning..."We highly suggest that you put your cameras down and watch the cheetah run with your own eyes, because it is so fast that you are likely to not get a photo of it, and then basically miss the whole thing entirely" ... so thats when I tried to lock down some settings in my camera and pray for the best. Luckily I was able to get a few shots... and even more luckily, they let the Cheetah do it again, so I got to witness it with my own eyes. (basically what I'm saying is don't judge me on those shots, she really was lightning fast) :)
San Diego is the most beautiful, and the Zoo/Safari is incredible.
This will be the first of 3 sets of photos from our trip.
Part 1 - San Diego, Zoo, and Safari