Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sea World

While we were vacationing in San Diego, we spent a day at Sea World with my in-laws and my sister and her family. The San Diego weather was cool and cloudy which made spending the entire day outside bearable.
 
The first thing we did upon arriving at Sea World was watch the Shamu show. Madelyn really got into doing the "Shamu wave" which signaled the wales to splash the audience. Thankfully we were sitting further up in the stands and out of the "splash zone."

The boys wanted to go on a ride but every ride involved getting wet and it was a little too chilly for that so Grandma and Grandpa bought them these cool Shamu raincoats to keep them dry while they rode the Shipwreck Rapids.
We enjoyed both of the aquariums and the hands-on exhibits, especially feeding and petting the dolphins. .

At the starfish exhibit, the boys stopped to have their picture taken with Grandma and Grandpa at this giant starfish.
We all enjoyed experiencing the 4D Elmo show, and the kids looked pretty cute in their 3D glasses.

One of the last things we did for the day was watch the Blue Horizons show. This was probably the most popular show at Sea World. We had to arrive 45 minutes early just to get good seats. The show combines theatrical aquatics with acrobatic performers. It was really quite amazing!

1 comment:

Hootie said...

I can't believe how big your niece is now! Such a cutie pie!

I wish I could convince my family to go visit San Diego too. I love that city! :)