Thursday, April 17, 2014

That one time I spent the night at Seaworld.

One of my favorite places to go when I was growing up was Seaworld.  I was a girl scout, and one year one of the prizes for selling cookies was a sleepover in the Wild Arctic exhibit.  You had to sell 1,000 boxes of cookies.  I don't like to brag, but....I totally did it!  Proof that if you find the right motivation for me, I WILL conquer!!  (A big thanks to my mom who worked tirelessly to expand my market, and ordered and consumed so many cookies.  It really was worth it.  A night to remember!!)  I rolled out my sleeping bag with my fellow Brownies and Juniors and Cadets right next to the Beluga Whales!  I was so excited I don't think I did much sleeping, but how can you when a freaking WHALE is right there next to you??  To a ten year old, Seaworld was a place of dreams.  It inspired me.  So yeah, even though the Shamu show is kind of hokey and slams you over the head with its commercialized save-the-earth message, and even though it has changed a lot since I was kid, I am still a fan.  It is magical.

My point of all that reminiscing is that Seaworld was a HUGE part of my childhood.  And so it was wonderful to take my girls.  We got to go with some of our good friends earlier this month. (Military gets in FREE!! Yay!)  We almost didn't go because there was a forecast of rain--I am SO glad we did.  The San Diego weather did not disappoint.  Beautiful sunshine, barely any crowds, minimal London meltdowns...seriously a perfect theme park day.  Gives me hope since we are hitting up at least two more parks before we move next month.

I can't even handle the cuteness in this picture.

London had so much fun with her two BFF's, Landon and Avonlea.  Can't believe we only have a month left with them.  Our three families have become our dental school extended family, and I actually start to have little panic attacks when I think about life without them, so let's not dwell on that right now. :)

Juliet borrows her daddy's hat to hide from the sun.

I posted this on instagram, but I just love these flamingos!

Checkin' out the penguins.
 Thanks Seaworld for yet another incredible day of memories.  We'll be back.

You know it was a fun day when 10 minutes into the drive home you have this.

1 comment:

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Fuuuuuuuuuuun! Definitely have to take advantage of free military days :) How cool that you got to spend the night there! And, once again, Jane and London are look-alikes, they have the same hair!