U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: San Diego Zoo Part 1

We arrived in the cold and rain and bought rain ponchos and hopped on a bus tour. Soon after the tour ended, weather changed for the better, and we walked around the zoo and took the shuttle bus for most of the day. So many animals were quite active, and we saw quite a few… Continue reading U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: San Diego Zoo Part 1

U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: New Mexico

We stayed the night in Santa Rosa, NM (which my siblings dubbed Radiator Springs) rather than in Albuquerque in order to have some time to spend in the latter city. Before heading to Albuquerque, we stopped at Blue Hole which is an extremely small, deep pool, great for divers; the site is decrepit. While driving… Continue reading U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: New Mexico

Chicago

Part of my family made a brief trip to Chicago following the Christmas holidays. As I mentioned before this was my first time to Chicago, and the largest city I have ever visited. I would never, ever go to a popular place on a major break unless that was the only way. I somewhat enjoy… Continue reading Chicago