Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sea World Trip

We took a trip to Sea World at the end of the summer. We usually go in October when it cools down, but we decided to go while the water park was still open. It was hot, but really fun. Lincoln's favorite part was definitely seeing Elmo and the whole Sesame Street gang perform. After the show, the characters came down to take pictures with the kids and Lincoln was literally running after Ernie and Bert screaming, "Ernie, wait! Wait for me Ernie!"

He was SO happy to see Ernie and Bert!

"Wait for me Ernie!"

Ice Cream and swimming. Doesn't get much better!

He wasn't very keen on the whales. It was too loud for him and he spent most of the time covering his ears with his hands. But what really sent him over the edge was when the whales splashed us. That over-stimulated him and he was not happy until the show was over. As we were walking out, he saw a stuffed whale. I'm a sucker and bought it for him, and it is now a favorite. He pretends the whale is splashing with his tale and jumping around.

Baby and Mommy Whale

The trainers are not allowed in the water with the whales anymore and they all had their hair in buns. The whale that was involved in last year's accident killing his trainer was shipped to the San Antonio Sea World. He was performing on the other side of the tank. It was amazing to see them perform, but also scary to think of something THAT size swimming at you at break-neck speeds. Just amazing though.

Makes me want to be a trainer, but with dolphins.

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