Monday, June 22, 2015

Birthday Weekend in San Diego (Safari Park & Sea World)

I don't know about you, but life has been very busy for me! I got a new job and moved into a new place...whew!


I recently celebrated my 25th birthday back in May. The whole family decided to take a trip to San Diego.

Our first stop was to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.


I hadn't been to the Safari Park since I was eleven so I was really excited to see it again.






Since Sarah was being so adventurous I decided to be as well! 



We hopped onto our Safari caravan and went for a drive.





And look who came out to visit!


"Hello Tourist!"


We didn't stay very long at the Safari Park as it started raining and got very busy with small children. We left around lunch time and enjoyed a delicious lunch at The Cheesecake Factory.


The next day we went to Sea World, which I was very excited for as I had not been there since I was nine.


I wanted to make the most out of the trip so I decided to do and see everything (including the scary rides)!




Of course we had to see the Dolphin Show which was very entertaining,



My family went to Sea World without me while I was in Grad School and all I heard about was the Dog and Cat Show. (I know! Who would've thought?!)



Let me tell you...the Dog & Cat Show? Amazing!!

It's also more than just dogs and cats...pigs and kangaroos and birds...it was amazing.







I know there is controversy surrounding Sea World (we did not attend the Orca Show on purpose), but they do encourage learning about different animals as well as rescuing and healing hurt or stranded animals. 



Of course my favorite were the penguins!!




The Sea Lion and Otter Show was another must see! The "opening act" was hilarious and kept us entertained until the show started.




Sea World is just a great place for families and basically anyone who wants to have fun while learning at the same time.




FYI...I would highly recommend getting the All-Day Dinning Pass. If you plan your day right you can get full use out of it (ie: first breakfast, second breakfast, first lunch, second lunch, first dinner, second dinner and so on).

With this great start I think 25 will be an excellent year.

x Kate