Yes, we will definitely have to try out Catalina Island sometime. You're right that would be a great vacation! The camera is just point and shoot digital camera. In fact, it's not in front of me now so I couldn't even tell you the brand. I don't really concern myself with getting the perfect picture, more so I focus on capturing our joy of the moment. Yep, I don't know. There was a sign saying exactly where it was from and that it did well in S. CA climate but I can't remember where it grows native. Yes, a definate maze! I think our main problem was that we had no man w/ us. Somehow they keep us sane. Yes, we are glad we went despite the maze. Glad you can relate. SD Zoo makes AK look like a kiddie playground no kidding! Yep, I DisUnplugged talk about the Wild Animal Park too. We chose San Diego Zoo just because it was closer and a little more popular. Some day when we return to San Diego we'll try the wild animal park. Oh, we'll have to check out the live cams.