10 August 2006

San Diego: Fin

Sunday, July 9, 2006
After each of my previous trips to San Diego, people asked me if I went to the zoo. Until now, the answer was no. The next question was usually "How about Sea World?" That answer had also been "no," until now.



After we sent Janna on her way and ate bagels, we went to
Sea World San Diego. I remember going to Sea World Orlando a few times when I was little but this was my first time on California.


We were mainly going to see Shamu's show but we did stop to see the Beluga Whales. They float around with a Walrus or two. I learned all kinds of whale facts while we were there but I have since forgotten them. But here are some pictures.






Our last and most important stop was at the Shamu Show. It's supposed to be fun and inspirational. I think I'm just too old for it. I thought the theme was lame. All I wanted was for the whales to come out, splash some water, throw their trainers, and eat some fish. I was not interested in discovering future marine biologists.



But the production was good. They made good use of several cameras and 4 monitors on either side of the pool. The whales (it's not clear which is really the new Shamu) seemed like they were having a good time. The kids were squealing and enjoying themselves. It was fun. And here are the pictures to prove it.







Now it really was time to hit the road. Actually it was time to eat, and then it was time to hit the road. Four and a half hours later we hit Nevada. At exit #1, traffic slowed to a stop. Lanes had to merge for construction. It was misery for a few miles but we did get home.



And that concludes our most recent trip to San Diego. The next day, Steph went back to Colorado. Lucy left the day after that. And all was once again quiet on the Desert Front.