Sunday, December 27, 2015


New cub on exhibit
It is a festive time to visit the Safari Park with decorative red bows throughout the park.  A week day during the holiday season is a good time to go there with fewer visitors. 
Marie is standing with Ray and Betsy at the entrance to the Tiger Trail which opened in 2014 for the Sumatran tigers.  There are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers in the wild.


A large lagoon in the Congo fishing village is home to numerous species of waterfowl. A white pelican is see here.

The park houses a large array of wind and endangered animals including species from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America and Australia.  The Park is in a semi-arid environment with free-range enclosures that house such animals as antelope, giraffe, buffalo, cranes and rhinoceros. 
Giraffes and rhinoceros are in this African exhibit.  The park has the world’s most successful breeding program for southern white rhinos.

The open range East Africa exhibit  has a large lagoon with lesser and greater flamingos and other waterfowl.

The gorilla habitat houses a troop of lowland gorillas

Friday, March 13, 2015


In memory of my friend Ed Inskeep who passed away recently.  We shared many wonderful day trips, concerts, plays and museum  visits,  Ed graduated from Ohio State University and from UCLA with a MA.  He spent his career working as a consultant for the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme and World Tourism Organization. He traveled to most regions of the world. Including  places where he worked and those where he traveled as a tourist he visited more than 100 countries.  He wrote a reference book on tourism and was a university lecturer.  He lived a full and interesting life.  

Picnic at an organ concert in Balboa Park with friends

Ed at Borrego Springs

Thanksgiving at the Catamaran Resort
Ed with high school friend Dean and Ed's dog Jamie

Marie and Ed   2012