Vacation, Day One

November 18, 2008 @ 9:43 am | Filed under: California landmarks, Family Adventures

Scott is taking his first real vacation since we moved to San Diego. Yes, I’m excited. My awesome parents have flown in from Denver and are entertaining my “twins” while Scott and I take the big girls on some outings of the sort that can be a wee bit difficult to mesh with the needs of little ones.

So yesterday, after two years of oohing wistfully over the proximity (i.e. 20 minutes from home), we went to Sea World.

Of course, if you follow me on Twitter, you already know this.

I’ve put a few photos up at Flickr. Mostly, though, I was too busy waving to my girls as their cars paused at the top of horrifically scary rides and revisiting my adolescent Vicky Austin-wannabe fantasies at the dolphin tanks.

Not to mention sobbing with awe through the Shamu show.

Not sure what’s in store for today. It’s possible I overdid the walking a teeny tiny bit yesterday. Today might have to be even more of a sit-and-wave-at-daughters kind of day for me.

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  1. Oh, I loved Ring of Endless Light. My daughter recently dug out all my old L’Engle books and we read through them together. I liked the Austins, but I think the Murrys were my ideal family (with their scientist parents and midnight snacking).

    Have fun on the rest of your trip!

  2. I visited San Diego some years back and went to Sea World more out of a sense of obligation than interest, but boy it was something to feed and be able to touch the dolphins. It turned out to be one of the more memorable things about my trip.

  3. Stay well, and keep having a ton of fun 🙂

  4. Okay, these images bring back the memories of a 12 year old…Sea World, the Shamu show… Enjoy your vacation and Rest your dogs!!

  5. What fun! Anne-with-an-e got your Ring of Endless Light allusion right away. 🙂 Have fun, but take it easy, oh-so-pregnant lady!

  6. I am so glad to know I’m not the only
    one that gets teary eyed and this kind
    of thing. I do this at school assemblies,
    animal shows, tv shows about births….
    anything inspiring.