We had planned our second day in San Diego to be a little low key. The weather cooperated perfectly, giving us a nice, relaxing rainy morning to take it slow. We decided our best course of action was a swim in the heated pool, followed by a hot tub soak.
Then off to the beautiful botanical gardens in Balboa Park.
These big old greenhouses always make me nostalgic for my Cornell days, hiding in the greenhouses up there among ferns, orchids, and pothos in the middle of winter.
Next up, a picnic lunch in the park, timed perfectly with the rain clouds clearing out.
These guys are a bunch of goofballs.
After lunch we found Porter's favorite place on earth, an enormous model train museum. I think that probably deserves a post of it's own. The trains left everyone in high spirits, which led to goofy racing around.
Porter's hair is getting a bit long. I love this shot of him shoving it back in between bursts of running.
At this wishing well, together we all tossed in the one lonely penny my wallet contained. Our wish (for awake pandas, not sleeping lumps) came true the next day.