Sea World was by far my favorite and the favorite of the boys. They LOVED seeing all the different marine animals and riding the many different rides.
Petting the sharks
|The boys were getting a kick out of the animals.|
Dancin' Sea Lions
|These birds were crazy. They had no fear of people.|
I thought it was adorable that when you asked this guy if he wanted one he would shake his head yes.
We went to visit the dolphins and they were doing a demo in the dolphin pool. The boys and I were on the sidelines. The trainer warned us we would get wet but Fischer didn't want to move thinking he would get lightly splashed and didn't care. Well....
To help dry off we let the boys play at the playground that was there.
Fischer and Griffin both got to ride the Atlantis. This was Griffin going on it with Karl
|This amusement park stuff was exhausting|
SAN DIEGO ZOO
|Each cheetah is given a companion dog that they grow up with. It apparently keeps them calm and healthier.|
|Griffin was our official navigator. He was telling us where to go next.|
|From the air tram you got a great view of Balboa park and the City|
|I think he wanted the snacks the boys were having|
On our last day in San Diego we went and checked out the Safari Park. This place was cool in that it put the animals in exhibits that were bigger and more true to their natural habitat. I really liked the safari park. It didn't have nearly the number of animals the zoo had but it was fun seeing all the babies roaming the plains.
|This parrot greeted us as we entered the park|
|I thought the bamboo walk way was really cool|
|This tiger was enjoying playing in the water|
How do you compare?
I couldn't get enough of this cute baby.
The kids enjoyed playing on this play area they found
Feeding the birds.
|Fischer was making friends with the local rabbits that were hopping around.|
They do a cheetah run where you get to see a cheetah run at optimal speed. However, before the cheetah goes they have her companion pet test it out. Here is her dog companion chasing the stuff rabbit. It was fun seeing the comparison in speed.
Cheetah chasing rabbit
It was an exhausting few days with a lot of walking but it was fun. We made some great memories, some in which I hope the boys remember forever.