Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sea World SA!

We finished the busy month of June with a trip to Sea World!  This was Ry's 2nd time and Car-Car's 1st time to take on Sea World.  Thankfully we bought tickets during a flash sale and only ended up paying for 1 ticket and 1 parking pass.  Ry had a free pre-K school pass and kids under 2 are free.  It was a warm day and overcast, hitting 90 degrees.  We left the house at 8am and arrived at Sea World around 10:15am,  after figuring out the ticket situation we entered the park around 10:45am.  

6/30/2015

We started off checking out the flamingos and then headed to the dolphin walk.  This area is new as the original dolphin tank and shark aquarium were under construction until 2016.  Unfortunately we couldn't go right up to the tanks and pet the dolphins this time around, which was a little disappointing as I really wanted Carsy and Ry to see the dolphins up close.  As the dolphin walk was right by Shamu, we made the 11:30am showing.  The kids were impressed when the whales jumped and performed tricks, but didn't seem to care too much for the informative facts.  :)  

dolphins
Shamu show

Shamu
After that we saw the penguin exhibit, alligator alley, animal connection (snakes and birds) and the kiddie play area!  Both kids loved that area the best as it had rides, the splash pad and a huge climbing net thing that Ry tackled with gusto.  Then the rain hit.  Thankfully the kids were in their swim suits and they didn't really care, but we were soaked.  I missed out on a ton of pictures as I put my phone away to avoid water damage.  About 1:30pm we were able to convince the kids to leave the play area and check out the sea lions before heading out.  This time I bought Ryland some fish to feed the sea lions...and I totally forgot to take a picture!  Bad mommy.  Anyways, the kids had a blast and especially loved the kiddie water park.  Carsy fell asleep in her stroller on the way back to the car.  We left the park about 2pm and hit up Big'Z Burger Joint for a really late lunch.  Then the rain hit again!  This time even harder than before, and it lasted our entire 2 hour ride home.  So much for only a 20% chance of rain that day...  I think we made it home around 5:30pm, LONG but FUN day!  :)

alligator alley
Ry on Elmo's drop
Carsyn and Daddy on the big bird ferris wheel

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