Highlights of our trip to southern California this month, part one: (there will be a second post in a few days, I have too many photos for one post, oops.)
Staying at the Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo SeaWorld Area hotel. The kids had a bunk bed and a separator in between where our bed was and where they were. It was great, worth every penny (other than the parking. that was horrible, they were all compact car sized or something)!
Breakfast with Shamu. Absolutely amazing. Honestly one of my favorite memories of the trip. We had a table right beside the whales tank, and when we had started eating, P was standing in his chair looking over the border into the pool, and up slid Nakai, one of the orcas! Not even 5 feet from P, I'm not kidding. P just stood there on his chair, staring at Nakai. You could almost see him thinking "what the... am I supposed to... he's not going to eat me, right?!"
All in all, the kids were fascinated all day and next. Really, I think SeaWorld was more exciting for them than Disneyland. M loved the Journey to Atlantis ride, P loved the Sesame Street play area, and J loved all the different animals. J is firmly attached to "Ish", his Commersons Dolphin stuffed animal CJ got him. CJ got one for him and for P, he thought they were Shamu ones. Heheheh!
dolphin show (didn't stay long, we sat in the splash zone and P freaked out at being splashed. duh.)
from the Believe show:
there was the largest, most vibrant hibiscus flower there:
then we went off to Anaheim to see Grandpa and Grandma, and uncles Trevor and Damien. We walked around downtown Disney (I think?), saw the way overpriced and massive Disney store, and then hit one of the slowest-to-serve-you restaurants I've ever been in.
P and grandpa and grandma:M and the only thing I felt was decently priced at the Disney store:
P and uncle Trevor