Before there was a Busch Gardens in Virginia and Florida, there was only one park in glorious Van Nuys California. I always point out that I regularly drive past the site where the park was, now completely taken over by brewery facilities. And I cry uncontrollably. And then I go get a Tommy's chili-cheeseburger at the very dicey hamburger stand nearby.
I came for the ponds, but stayed for the fountains. And man-eating swans.
Delicious flamingos and crunchy mallards...
Brown pelicans and a lovely waterfall. I know, it really doesn't look that amazing, but it was a unique place for families in SoCal to spend a few hours. I miss it!