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Sea World

We left our house a little after 9 a.m. with our friend Tara and headed to Orlando to pick up her friend. We arrived at Sea World a little before 11 and waited in long lines full of crazy out-of-state drivers before we could even park. We considered doing valet parking to bypass all the traffic, and actually decided to go for it (don’t call us snobs, it was totally worth the extra $10 to literally walk in the park entrance and forget all the parking lot rage.)

Sea World was having a Halloween Spooktacular, which meant we got to see all the little kiddies dressed-up in their holiday goodness. Dang those costumes looked all hot and sweaty! (Did I mention it was 85 degrees in central Florida?!) But this spooktacular also meant throngs of kids not watching where they were going and loooong lines right through the most-traveled paths around the park.

Despite that, it was a blast. We sat through the whale & dolphin show, the Shamu show, 2 meals, one dessert, and we saw every animal except the otters, and we walked a few miles, at least.

We saw 5 mommy dolphins and 5 babies, and 3 expectant mothers in the dolphin nursery. It was so cool to watch them swimming all over; the baby dolphins are like puppies and kitties, always playful and ready to go. We were warned that we could get splashed as the babies are always so playful.

 And a minute later, we were splashed.

We made our way over to the Anheuser Busch building for free beer samples, the perfect mid-day refresher.

We took a peek at the clydesdales…man are they huge!

Doesn’t he look good in his Obama shirt?! 🙂

We walked around the park and took our seats early at the Shamu show so we could get the best view. We were dead center but in the middle section – no soak zone for us!

The largest killer whale they have at Sea World weighs 12,000 pounds…here he is!

Next we wandered through the penguin exhibit/Arctic Zone…

And lastly, the noisy but very entertaining seals & sea lions.

We made sure to get some homemade soft-serve ice cream before we left for the day. This is not the most flattering picture at all, but it shows the exhuastion on both of us.

And we made it home in time to see the Red Sox defeat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays!

What did you do this weekend?


5 Responses

  1. You guys look like you had so much fun! I would love to go to Sea World again. I haven’t been since I was like 10.

    A thought just occurred to me, since you are a fellow social-networking butterfly — are you on Twitter? I wasn’t really all about it when I first signed up, but now I can’t get enough, and it really is a cool Web site. A good way to instantly vent about something bad happening, celebrate something good, and everything in between! 🙂

  2. Erica, I found you on Twitter 🙂

  3. Looks like you guys had fun. I didn’t know killer whales are still in captivity in some places.

  4. Wow, I just read something you said on another site and you don’t have any pride for your Country! No matter what state our country is in right now, we are still the best in the world! Learn to have a little patriotism.

    A woman who has a best friend FIGHTING for YOUR Freedom, and you can’t even appreciate it.

  5. […] here’s the comment I received on my blog from that post on Daddy Dan’s […]

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