Thursday, November 22, 2012

San Diego

We had a couple days off work so we took a little trip. Wes it trying to introduce me to California and all the fun things it has to offer. Our vacation started out in Orange County then we headed down to San Diego for my first visit to Sea World! 

We rode our bikes from Wes' parents' house in laguna hills all the way down to Doheny Beach and back - somewhere between 20-25 miles. It was fun until Wes pointed out this lifeguard station and asked if it looked familiar. No. This is the one I went to after I broke my nose... Bad memories started flooding in... Then I took a picture.

Shamu. He could really splash people! And it was cool to watch such big whales jump out of the water, but I had a hard time capturing it with my delayed camera.

A splash ride to cool down.

These starfish were pretty cool. When you held them, they started to suction to your hand and wrap around your fingers.

And the ugliest fish in the whole world award goes to this guy right here! hahaha

The dolphins are always fun to watch. They can jump pretty high out of the water.

This guy (on the right) was our favorite! I should have gotten a better picture of the rock he was sitting on. Basically, there were a bunch of sea otters in this cage and people would buy fish to feed them so they all would bark and swim to the people with the fish and beg for the food. Not this guy. He had the system down. He would sit up on his perch and make this loud, long noise (sounded like "the most annoying sound in the world" on Dumb and Dumber if you know what I mean). And he got the most fish because he knew how to work the system! It was hilarious!

One of the best parts! Touching a dolphin!!!


These flamingoes were just going for a stroll down the sidewalk!

This guy was pretty funny too. He just swam back and forth and back and forth. He would swim down one side of the tank, do a summersault, swim back on his back, then do it all over again.

We visited the Mormon Battalion site and were impressed by how technologically advanced it is. If you haven't gone there, we recommend it. Wes got all dressed up as one of the soldiers.

USS Midway. It was ok. Probably more interesting if you like planes.

We thought about taking this one out for a little test drive.

Coronado Island. Fun little place to visit. On the right is the haunted Hotel Del Coronado.

We took a walk out to the border and it looks like they have improved the fence, however, it still doesn't look like it could stop too many people from getting around it. I think I could get around that if I tried! It barely extends beyond the shoreline! No wonder we have an illegal immigration problem!


  1. Lines! It looks like your having a blast! Love San Diego! Your making me miss the ocean!!

  2. 25 miles on a bike?! You and your amazing feats of fitness. Sea World looks like so much fun!! And someone was just telling us about how cool the Mormon Batallion site look hot in that burgundy dress!