Monday, July 5, 2010

sea world: day two

We set out early Monday morning for our second day at Sea World. We knew ahead of time that we were going to go for the morning, take the kids back for naps at the hotel in the afternoon, and then head back in the evening to catch some of the shows we hadn't had a chance to see yet. Keith and I are cheap; anyone who knows two beans about us will readily admit that we like to pinch our pennies. Parking at Sea World cost $12 a day so we were going to make full use of that $12, hence two trips in one day.

Our first goal was to take Luke back to Shark Encounter because he had enjoyed it so much the day before. Yeah right. With the thousands of kids there for field trips and all the tourists there who had been scared off by the race the day before, the line was ridiculously long and there was no way we were going to attempt that. So our first stop? Penguins. I love penguins and I was hoping that some of that would rub off on Luke.

Luke was okay with the penguins, not super thrilled, but it made for some fun pictures. Our next stop was the new Blue Horizons show. It had just opened the past week and it kind of showed. There was missed timing in the music and lots of filler-type movements by the performers. Overall, it was a decent show that just needs some time to work out the kinks. Luke enjoyed it and Reagan slept through it.

Luke's favorite part of the day came next when we found the Sesame Street play land area. Luke loved riding all of the "Elmo rides" even though there was really only one Elmo ride. Keith can't handle spinning rides and I love them so I got to ride that one with Luke and since I have a fear of heights, Keith got to go on the flying ride.
One of the funniest parts of the day happened during our lunch pit stop. We'd found this grassy picnic area the day before so as I stopped there to feed Reagan, Keith fed Luke lunch. After Luke was done, we let him run around and get out some of his boundless energy. We saw him crawl under a table a few minutes later. Two guesses what he was doing. Seems Luke can fins a table to poo under almost anywhere we go.
We were able to watch the killer whale up close while she was swimming around her cage/pool/personal space (not sure exactly what term to use here). A nice Sea World employee was able to get a picture for us with Shamu (aka Corky).
This was the pool/tank/personal space for the dolphins. Luke was having a great time watching them swim around.
We saw Dorie!
This at the final show we went to: the Shamu show. It was pretty chilly at this point, but we all really enjoyed watching such big, beautiful animals perform.
Sea World was a great place to visit. Luke is at the perfect age where he could honestly enjoy the animals and shows and not have to worry about him not being able to go on rides. We're excited to go to Disneyland next year, but for now, this was the best place for us.


Heather said...

Way to take advantage! :) Glad you had a fun time!

Belinda Berling said...

I am really cheap like that too, you have to be!!

OMG, I am obsessed with penguins! Mark my words, I will hug one at some point and hopefully soon. I just love them!

Hilarious about Luke pooing under the table!! :)