Wednesday, April 13, 2016

we couldn't stay away

After Disneyland (recap here and here) we drove down to San Diego for the next leg of our trip. That's right people, our trip wasn't over yet! We got the city pass which included Sea World and Lego Land.
Our morning totally started on the wrong foot when Mia got a bad case of car sickness and threw up all over herself. Poor girl seems to have inherited that from her momma :( I grew out of my car sickness but I remember road trips being a yucky nightmare. Thankfully in the hundreds (or close to ;)) of trips I've been on with the kids, I FINALLY learned to over pack, so luckily we had a change of clothes for Mia in the car! Eric dropped us off at Sea World then went on the hunt for a car wash with a power sprayer-thing. I'm telling you, it was a super great morning...
The rest of the day carried on smoothly, thank goodness! We watched the Shamu show and sat in the soak zone thanks to my nephew :) When the splashing part came, I took James and ran for the hills (ha ha) but my family managed to sit through the splashes without getting wet! I mean, we were seriously 3 rows from the front and RIGHT next to the "stage". They lucked out! The dolphin stadium was closed for renovations so all in all, Sea World was pretty lame sauce when it came to the shows. I realize the Black Fish documentary has changed their ways, but if you ask me, Sea World is nothing but a glorified aquarium now. Maybe I'm saying this because I haven't actually watched the documentary, but if I go to Sea World, I want to see these animals flipping through the air! I'm pretty sure the city pass is such a great deal because you aren't actually paying for Sea World, they just want to get bodies inside the park :)
Mia had a ton of fun running around with her cousins, it was a great day hanging with the family (much easier to stay together than at Disneyland),we indulged big time with the food and we even got to touch a dolphin... but I'm pretty sure that was our last time ever going to Sea World. I just remember it being so much cooler than it is now. I'm grateful for the memories we made with the Brinkerhoff's, but I have a list of places I want to see in San Diego and Sea World won't make it back on to that list :)

10 comments:

P!nky said...

What a fun time at the park, glad Mia wasn't too sick after the car ride. Love your skirt, btw.

Jenn said...

Aww sorry little bug was sick in the car! Car sickness does not sound like fun--hopefully she outgrows it like you did! Glad you guys had a good rest of the trip otherwise!

birdie to be said...

So fun! I used to live in San Diego and miss it so much! Love your outfit too! :)

BLovedBoston said...

Oh no - so sorry to hear she was sick in the car, my youngest niece grew out of her car sickness...so I hope Mia does as well! You look so cute in your tulle skirt! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Nadine Lynn said...

What a fun and memorable trip!!! I used to always throw up in the car when I was little. Didn't matter if it was 100 miles or 5 miles, chances are I was car sick. Hopefully she will grow out of it for you (and her!!)

Mandie said...

On our vacation, we hit up Sea World in Orlando & they had a TON of shows - dolphins, whales, cats/dogs/rats & sea lions. So, I was pleased with our experience, I'm sorry that you didn't get to see much & that poor Mia started her day off that way. I know how she feels, I get carsick too.

Hannah said...

We went to Sea World when I was younger and I loved it! Though, that was before Black Fish, so I'm sure it is different now - not that I've seen the film either. At least you all got to see some neat sea life? I'm sure it was pretty special and incredible to the eyes of a three year old though. I'm glad you all had a good trip - even if the morning started out on the yucky side.

Brittany said...

Poor thing! Car sickness (or nausea of any kind) is no joke! I'm not a huge fan of Sea World after watching Black Fish, so I'm not too bummed to hear it's losing business...haha. You should totally watch the documentary whenever you have time!

Kait said...

Car sickness is no fun, but your skirt is ADORABLE!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

I think that Sea World docu is lame. All I hear from people is that it is bull. I haven't been to ours in ages myself, but I know they shut down the breeding program. I guess we will just stick with Disney.

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