Monday, March 23, 2009

Vacation - Days 8 & 9

Day 8 of our vacation was our last day of going to a theme park.  You just can't go to San Diego without going to the next fun place...Sea World.  Before I get to Sea World though, let me show you the view from our hotel room.  We stayed at the Hilton near the bay and the view was pretty great.  We could see the bay and all of downtown San Diego.

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Since we were right near the bay, we saw lots of ships arriving and moving throughout the area.  This one was my favorite...all the way from Honduras, filled with bananas and tropical fruit (which is just what I'm assuming it had on it), the Dole tanker!

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Alright, on to Sea World.  So, it had been years since Jerm and I had been to Sea World and I'm sure this was probably his favorite day of our vacation.  For as long as I've known Jerm, he's always said that he wanted a Killer Whale for a pet!  Thank goodness there are laws that strictly prohibit that! 

Anyway, we really enjoyed the day and checked out the following attractions: the Shamu show, the Dolphin show, Shark Encounter, Wild Arctic, Stingray Bay, Penguin Encounter, Manatee Rescue, the water ride called "Atlantis" (the boys did this)  and the Sea Lion & Otter show (us girls did this).   Whenever I go to Sea World, I always forget how much I enjoy it.  After all, at how many places can you see dolphins and MASSIVE whales jumping through the air?!  That's right...not many!

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Thanks for paying attention when I took the picture, Jake.

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The dolphin show.

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Me and my fishy...about to feed the stingray.  That's a good, little stingray.

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That Shamu is pretty amazing, huh?

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Why exactly are the Budweiser Clydesdales at Sea World??

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Wild Arctic.

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The Sea Lion & Otter show....plus, my favorite: the walrus.

As our day at Sea World ended, we went back to the hotel to prepare for dinner.  Since it was our last night on vacation, we wanted to go somewhere fancy and we selected Donovan's Steakhouse.  So, we got a bit dressed up and headed to our fancy restaurant.  I'm not a huge fan of steak, but let me tell you...the food here is pretty awesome.  I wish we had gotten some pictures but it was a dimly lit restaurant, plus it seemed like the kinda place where we'd get funny looks if we took pictures.  Oh well, good memories shall be remembered.

As our vacation sadly concluded (all good things must come to an end, right?), we had finally reached the last day of our trip.  We spent the morning hanging out by the hotel pool (I was in the hot tub since I won't get into a pool unless the water is about 80 degrees) and reflecting on our great vacation.  Around noon, we packed up our gear and headed back to Orange County, where Jerm's dad took us to the airport, and we flew home to Prescott, AZ.  *sigh*

Well, I hope you all enjoyed the re-cap of our vacation!  It was a fun time and don't you worry...thoughts, ideas, and itineraries are already in the works for "Jayla and Saremy's Vacation 2010." :)  Jake and Kayla, thanks for a great vacation!  We had a blast!

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My favorite picture from our vacation!

2 comments:

Mother said...

Hi Babe,
WOW, I am the first one to make some comments. I love your vacation pictures, I can see you all have a great time. Lucky all.
Love you,
Mom

Reeni♥ said...

I love Sea World!! What a great va-cay!!