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SeaWorld

In California, San Diego, Vacation on October 2, 2012 at 5:16 am

On my parents last day here, we decided to visit SeaWorld. It’s one of my favorite things to do here in San Diego. I love to take everybody there, it’s a great park. Remember my running friend, Danielle? She works for SW and was able to give us the behind-the-scenes tour (this is twice she has done this for me). I have to say, she is amazing and I owe her BIG time! I apologize for the pictures, they were taken from my iPhone, so not the greatest.

Entrance

Playing with star fish!

I talked mom in to picking one up.

Sophie checking them out.

Behind the scenes…the dolphins are SO curious and playful.

I LOVE them!!

Checking us out.

Pretty girls!

Showing off for us.

Rescued sea turtles who are being monitored before being released.

He was huge!

First time up in the needle.

San Diego in the distance. Marine layer (fog) was rolling in.

Group shot.

More behind the scenes, petting sharks!

Sophie was scared of the sharks and wouldn’t pet them.

Peek-a-boo Sophie.

Waiting on Shamu!!!

“Shampoo” as Sophie calls them.

Such amazing animals.

I also took them down to Sunset Cliffs. Because you can’t visit San Diego and NOT see a sunset here.

Capped off our day with a drive down to Sunset Cliffs.

Gorgeous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel workin’ out & California Adventure

In California, Fitness, Vacation on September 28, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I have to give major props to my GNC GenetixHD backpack (that I got free w/ purchase)…it’s an awesome backpack.

I carried this backpack all over Disneyland for 3 days.

Also wore my Reebok Cross-fit Nano’s for 3 days straight. Have I mentioned I adore these shoes? Ran 8 miles in them last weekend and they were great!

Hotel ‘gym’ – got my WOD on!

Crossfit WOD ‘ Susan’: Run 200m (treadmill), 10 squats, 10 push-ups – 5 rounds for time. 

No excuses next time you are traveling!

Day 3 of Disneyland was spent exploring California Adventure. Very impressed by this park and took advantage of the fast pass system because it was CROWDED.

California Adventure – Day 3

Notice how unhappy Sophie is?

Cousins

Alden meeting Donald Duck!

Like my Minnie ears??

Ariel’s Carousel.

Our Disneyland trip has come to an end! 😦 But we had a blast and I’m looking in to SoCal annual passes. Maybe next time, Sophie will be up for meeting the characters!

 

 

 

 

 

Disneyland Day 2

In 2012, California, Vacation on September 27, 2012 at 2:25 am

We did Disneyland Park 2 days in a row to make sure we got to everything we wanted to do. We did more in Fantasyland, New Orleans Square, and Critter Country.

On shuttle for day 2!

We missed the carousel the first day, but made our way back to it.

Alden

On the Columbia Voyage ride.

Columbia ship ride.

How Sophie spent most of her time in line for rides. A little nervous…poor girl!

Day 3 – California Adventures up next!

Disneyland – Day 1 & 2

In 2012, California, Road trip, Vacation on September 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

Protein, coffee, supplements -check!

Making sure I have all my supplies for Disneyland!

All of our snacks.

One downside to being away for several days is taking food. It’s hard to eat healthy on vacation but definitely easier if I take most of our food from home.

Disneyland – Day 1

On shuttle bus headed to Disneyland!

In entrance line.

Ahhh!!! Who feels like a kid again?

Main Street U.S.A.

My beautiful girl!

Castle shot.

Another castle shot.

In line for Roger Rabbit.

Alden & Pluto (my child was terrified of the characters)

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Long day!

The park is decorated for Halloween right now.

Back on Main Street…

Park entrance

Ending our day!

Didn’t make it 5 minutes before conking out!

Day 1 = success and two worn out two year olds! They had a blast though. Sophie wanted nothing to do with the characters but Alden had high fives for all of them. He got to meet Pluto, Goofy, & Mickey! I’ve been to Disney World as well and while it’s amazing and much bigger, there is just something special about Disneyland. It’s original and where it all started. The characters seem much more accessible and there are plenty of rides, even for our young ones. There hasn’t been much they can’t do.

What we did: Buzz Lightyear ride, Space Mountain (it was closed while I was in DW), Space shuttle ride, Mickey’s Toontown, Roger Rabbit ride, met characters. Lines were long on Monday, so we tried to do mostly indoor things. It’s HOT here in SoCal.

I’ll post about Day 2 later. It’s 3:30am here and Sophie and I are both run down and feeling sickly. Blah. California Adventure is in a few short hours!!

Mini-Vacation

In Vacation on September 8, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Taylor’s parents are down here in NC for a few days. They arrived this past Friday and are leaving sometime this week. They are staying out on Topsail Island, which is about 25min. from us. .

Tropical Storm Hanna didn’t really do much of anything, so being at the beach this past weekend was super nice.
Here are a couple of pictures for your viewing pleasure! The first picture is outside our apartment, the rest are from Topsail.