We headed to San Diego, CA friday morning with the Pfeifers' and got there at lunch time. We ate lunch, checked into our hotel and were off to Coronado Island. We went to the beach and it was such a wonderful night! The water was really cold, the only one that really liked it was Hannah. She did not want to get out, it was super funny.
After playing at the beach, we were starved. We hunted for a pizza place only to end up at a Home Town Buffet. It was perfect, we got to eat balanced meals, especially since we snacked all day.
Saturday was Sea World day!!! We got there in time for a Shamu show which we loved. The girls really got into it, they watched the whole thing. Elle loved seeing Shamu and the other whales dive in and out of the water.
The day then was filled with going to see all the sea life creatures. We saw otters, sea lions, flamingos, fish, eels, turtles, penguins, dolphins, manatees, dogs, cats, pigs and birds.
We saw this show with dogs, cats, pigs, and birds. It really made us miss our animals at home. We even thought about sending them to whatever training camp to learn the stunts. We could not believe that most of the animals were from shelters. I don't even think I can explain the show, it was so unbelievable.
We also saw a sea lion and otter show, plus the late show of dolphins. The dolphin show had flames and lots of splashing the crowd. We were amazed at all the people that chose to sit in those aisles, and yet they were still running when they got splashed. HUH! Oh, well. Elle really enjoyed this show, she was clapping when everyone else was and dancing to the music.
Sunday we all went back to Coronado Island to really play in the water and sand. Elle, Patrick and I got right into the water, WOW was it cold. It did get warmer the longer we were in, but we only got in one time. Playing in the sand was much more fun. Patrick and Steve played with the football, while Nancy and I played with the girls. We stayed for about two hours then it was time to head home.
We had a fabulous time, even if there was drama in the mix! Patrick said he would like to head back in five years! Elle will really enjoy Sea World the older she gets, she really enjoyed herself more than I thought she would. We are so glad we went.
I will post the slideshow soon, but for now here are some of my favs.