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San Diego, Lake Havasu & Seligman

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After leaving the manic highways around LA, we arrived in San Diego. I had heard that San Diego Zoo is supposed to be one of the best in the world and I haven't visited a zoo on my trip, so decided to take a look. The best bit of the day was seeing the Polar Bears - one had obviously been given a bone and kept throwing it against the wall inside the enclosure. The bear kept doing it over and over again, so I just thought it was going a bit mad! But on the 7th or 8th attempt the bone broke in two and then the bear sat on his rock eating the inside of the bone...amazing! I also saw grizzly bears up close, which was good after seeing them in the distance at Yellowstone and Yosemite.

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After staying at a campsite in San Diego, we moved on to Lake Havasu City. As the name suggests, this is a city next to an enormous lake and was in the middle of the desert in Arizona. But the most interesting thing there is a bridge - London Bridge! An eccentric millionaire moved it there brick by brick from London in 1971 - as a tourist attraction! I guess it worked...we ended up there!

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We then travelled on Route 66 for a while and stopped in a town called Seligman, which was like a 1950s time capsule. Lots of quirky shops there, and also some 1950s cars that are the same as those in the film Cars. It turns out that Seligman was one of the towns that inspired the film.

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Posted by BensWorld 10:16 Archived in USA Tagged backpacking

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