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how lucky am i to live in such an amazing and beautiful city? i realize that i am lucky, especially when i leave my nest and explore the city. friday the kids and i decided to go to sea world. last week day of a spring break, so we went. unfortunately, so did the rest of san diego visitors and residents. it was crowded! even so, we had a lot of fun. wyatt even held up pretty good. he only ran away a handful of times, once while watching the beluga whales, once in one of the smaller aquariums there, and one other time. he did pretty good.
my favorite at sea world is always the beluga whales. they are so beautiful and so graceful in their swimming. i love seeing them above, but below is the best. they come right up next to the glass and get so close. i love it. some of my other favorite things at sea world: the turtle exhibit (the turtle game is pretty cool too!), touching the bat rays and sting rays, the dolphin show and the sea lion and otter show. i know, shamu should be a bigger deal to me, but he's/she's not. the show is uber cheesy, which i can't stand, and i can't deny that i am always waiting to be horrified by another trainer-killer whale accident. i'd rather not.
wyatt got pretty into the beluga whale, for all of ten seconds. but still! that ten seconds was so cute. he'd say, "whooooa," like a dude surfer would. or like crush from "finding nemo."
the turtles are so awesome. i want one.
following sea world, i decided to go for a drive. i wasn't ready to go home, so we headed west, and then south. this led us to sunset cliffs in ocean beach. i love it there...it's so, so pretty. i discovered sunset cliffs natural park, which i had no idea existed at all! i'd love to go take pictures of someone down there. the spring flowers abloom and the ocean behind would make a beautiful backdrop.
after seeing that side of the hill, we went up and over and found ourselves on top of the cliff in point loma. so i turned right and headed up to san cabrillo. i happened to have a national park pass leftover from last summer, when we went to bryce canyon, so i busted that sweet pass card out and breezed into san cabrillo. as i drove in i saw a sign "tide pools" with an arrow pointing down to the right, and that sounded fun. so we went. i was pretty brave that day. i normally wouldn't dare hike down to the tidepools without someone to help me with the kids. especially wyatt. but, i was feeling good so we went. and it was a perfect day and so fun! wyatt did get soaked, of course, but he was so happy that i didn't care. the girls took of their shoes and trounced around in the water and had a blast. chloe loved touching the "enemies" over and over (anenomes). she loved the sticky feeling you get when you touch them. sienna, not so much.