|I got to San Diego on Thursday. Had dinner with some other
earlybirds--John & Sheila, Raul & Claudia, Ramon. At breakfast
Friday morning, we met Bob Lehto. The 7 of us went to Olde Town, to do
some early hippo shopping. Olde Town is the oldest part of San Diego, and
has been restored into a tourist area (shopping, restaurants). We happened
to go on May 5--Cinco de Mayo.
Sheila, John, Ramon, Claudia, Raul, Bob, Stuart
|By Friday afternoon, we were starting to arrive in numbers.
Here are some of us in Cathy's suite. One of the events we had organized
was the "ugly hippo" swap meet. I know, some people think there
is no such thing as an ugly hippo. Nonetheless, I brought 5 of my
"less loved" ones, and so did lots of others. Our hotel was well
chosen; one entire wall of Cathy's suite was shelves; just the place to show off
our "trade bait."
Adelaide, Sue, theresa, Lee Ann, Bob, Claudia, Raul
|Showing off our 'po tats
(Cathy & Lee Ann, I think)
|close up of the hippo swap meet shelves|
|Ramon's hippo cake!
He also made some hippo cookies.
|The San Diego Zoo Hippo t-shirt.
Front & Back.