Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Sea World

Funny Captions - Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?
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This LOLcat is perfect for my post about our time at Sea World yesterday. Seriously, those dolphins have all the people in wetsuits trained so well. You can't imagine all the fish they are fed and all they have to do is swim, jump, wave and splash the audience. Talk about a great life!

We had a lot of fun exploring Sea World. Five of us went. The weather was incredible! Sunny blue skies, but not too warm. We started at the Dolphins. Mackenna was able to touch one. Best yet, the Sea World photographer snapped a great pic of the moment. So great I had to buy one! They must have seen us coming a mile away. LOL! But she's always been a bit of a dolphin girl so this was a big deal to her.

We enjoyed seeing a couple of shows. The first was the killer whale show with Shamu. I'll admit I was a little disappointed with this one. There wasn't much of a show. The whales just went around splashing the audience. I have to wonder if it's because of what happened with that trainer, but maybe this is what they've always done. But it was still cool to see such big, powerful whales in person.

The Blue Horizon dolphin show more than made up for the whale show. It was incredible. Totally awesome incredible with dolphins, birds, acrobats and divers. There was a story even. Very cool!

We saw everything except the Sea Lions. Not sure how we missed them and not realize it. The exhibits are very well done. They even have rides. Mackenna wants to come back after they open a cool looking attraction called Manta. It's a huge roller coaster! I think the two youngest kidlets would enjoy San Diego so we may have to make a family trip down here in the future!

Last night was a marshmallow roast on the beach with all the Elkhound owners. It was very fun. Mackenna made people S'mores. Yum!

Not sure if we'll do any sightseeing today. I was thinking of going to the zoo this morning before the dog show gets going after lunch, but Mackenna has lots of homework to do. And I have some writing I must get in!

Hope you have a great Wednesday!