Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sea World--Our Trip to San Diego

We are off again!! We went with the Earls to Sea World on Tuesday. We had a BLAST!! It was Owen's first trip to a "theme park", and he was a trooper. He loved the new Elmo's World playland (Jenna did too) and was excited to ride all the rides!
This is us standing in line for Elmo's teacups.
Owie and Dad on the flying Elmos

They had a cool jumpy area for the little ones--that was Owen's favorite!

Oh, you just gotta LOVE that face!

Jenna and Miah by the sea stars

Malia and Jenna by the manatee

Another TOO CUTE face!

Pat thought this was a great picture spot

The girls at Sea World

Pat had to get a shot with a Sea World lunch bucket on Owen's head (he said it was his "brain hat")

Owie, Miss Charlene and Malia at Shamu ROCKS!
He stayed up until 10:30 that night--what a trooper!

The day after Sea World, we slept in, used the hotel pool, and then headed out for Seaport Village in San Diego.

Of course, we had to find a hat store to take pictures :0


The girls actually found places to pose--they are not hams at all ;)

We saw this cool Navy ship in the distance with people walking on the flight deck amongst TONS of fighter jets so we thought we would check it out. Come to find out, it was a Naval Museum on board the Midway which was an aircraft carrier during WW1, 2, and the Persian Gulf War. We decided to take the 3 hour self guided tour and it was AWESOME. We were all in awe over the size of the beds that our Navy service men slept in, in addition to the cramped quarters all over the ship.
We decided that Pat could never be in the Navy because the poor guy had to duck through all of the passageways in the ship. It is definitely a MUST SEE if you are in San Diego.

The girls and I tried pulling the anchor ropes--MAN tough work!

Pat and the girls too a picture in the ship's "brig". That is where they kept prisoners on the ship. This is NOT a place you want to be! We got to hear stories from men who experienced the brig, and how it changed their lives--for the better. They realized that it was NOT worth it!

One of the planes

Jerry and I--each passenger got a pair of earphones with a narrated journey while you are in the museum. You just punch in the numbers by the displays and you can hear info. about the planes, where you are in the ship, and actual messages from men on the ship about their experiences. I have a whole new appreciation for our service men and women!

Needless to say, we had a great trip and we are VERY thankful for our freedom.


Kate & David said...

You got a ton of great pictures! I hope Jenna's ear was feeling better, she looks it must be. Love that big beautiful hat Bird. I bet having the hotel and spa =) after Sea World was the best, don't have to drive home with everyone asleep ;)! I love those audio tours too... I will have to check that one out next time we are in San Diego! Heaven and Back Guys!- Kate

Jamie and Krista said...

Wow! You are doing SO many fun things this summer! Looks like tons of fun! Can you believe how fast the summer has gone?

You look SO good Tracy! =)

The Bagley Bunch said...

Looks like SUCH a fun trip guys! I was wondering about that Elmo part of SW--can't wait to go now!! SO GREAT to see you guys yesterday at TJ's! We would love to get together sometime! LOVE YOU xoxoxo

Team Entrada said...

Love Sea World and the muesum looks wonderful. I love reading your blog and seeing all of you guys. Those kiddos totally melt my heart. Our family is so blessed. Hope to see you all sooner than later. Love, Micah

PS my dad told me to give you all big hugs and kisses!