Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sea World

We just got back from a fun weekend in San Diego! We left Thursday afternoon and arrived a little after 10pm, the drive takes about 6 hours but it was hard to get away Brett worked and I spent the day packing etc. We rented a 1400 sq ft home in a neighborhood close to the San Diego Zoo. It was a great set up for our family because we had a little privacy and we had a kitchen and had breakfast every morning and cooked one dinner to save some money.
Friday we went to Sea World.
We saw a Flamingo parade when we arrived. Everyone was excited and this was the highlight and favorite of our stay. I hadn’t been there since I was a teenager so I was excited too! We enjoyed the dolphin show, Sea Lion show, Shamu show and pet show. We always sat in the splash zone but really didn’t get too wet. The shows were crowded but we got there early enough to get good seats. The kids really liked the shows. We also saw the shark encounter which was one of my favorites.
They now have rides there like the Elmo Playland is geared towards little kids and they had 3 rides there that everyone could ride. They had a rocking Eel, Flying Fish, and Spinning Tea Cups (I still hate the spinning ride even Allden got a little sick on that one. They also have 2 big rides there the journey to Atlantis which is a roller coaster and it splashes down into the water. That was fun, Alana got to ride it but Addy was just a little too short. Then we went over to Roaring Rapids it’s a big raft you get on and ride down a river and you go under a waterfall and get soaked. It’s a good thing I brought rain poncho’s to keep us dry. The crowds were pretty light and we never had to wait more than 10 minutes for a ride. We folded up some granola bars and put them in the heel of Addy’s shoe and then tied them back up again to give her a little extra height and they let her go on the raft ride.
We were at Sea World from open to closing time we got to see just about everything there and everyone had fun. The weather was beautiful! We also met up with Brett’s cousin Eileen and her 4 kids at Sea World.

Brett was our photographer so he didn't get in many pictures!

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