Tuesday, July 28, 2009

San Diego’s Sea World Part 2

(May 27, 2009)  The day was very long, and we were both disappointed that there were some areas we just didn’t have time to see. I really want to go back someday….so we can see those missed sections.  This park is so beautiful!  It’s clean and well laid out.  The staff are knowledgeable and courteous.  Now for the rest of out day~

the sting rays were in a pool low enough to touch them.  They are cool and rubbery feeling.

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they’ve trained the killer whales to purposely splash the crowd~we were up above the “splash zone”

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SeaWorld closed at 6pm this day.  We left there and worked our way down to North Harbor Drive to the Maritime Museum. We had two brief visits to that area when we were there on a cruise ship last year.  So were happy to have the opportunity to take our time this particular evening.  We got some dinner at an open air seafood place.  And then headed down the sidewalk to see the sights.

The beautiful Star of India, launched in 1863 and remains the oldest ship in the world that still maintains a regular sailing schedule.  She’s been on San Diego’s waterfront for 75 years.

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May June 2009 vacation258Pictured below is the HMS Surprise, a replica of a late 18th century Royal Navy frigate. She was in the film “Master and Commander.”

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Below is the USS Dolphin. The Dolphin, a research submarine, was launched in 1968 and is reported to be the deepest diving submarine in the world.  However, the actual depth is a Navy secret.

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Pictured below is the 1904 steam yacht, the Medea.  The world’s wealthy elite preferred this way of water travel.  She has been restored to her original glory with hand sawn oak, polished teak and authentic furnishings. May June 2009 vacation262Some folks walking by thought this guy was a statue.  Not so…he scared many people with sudden movements~we watched him for a long time….very entertaining.  May June 2009 vacation263May June 2009 vacation265 And that concludes our day in San Diego.  I hope you enjoyed yourselves…….

Future entries; San Juan Capistrano Mission, Santa Monica Pier, Crater Lake, Oregon…..

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

How About A Day At San Diego’s Sea World?

(May 27, 2009) It was a beautiful day, blue sky, big white fluffy clouds, about 78* with a breeze. Mostly,  I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves.

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We did go up in the observation tower pictured below.  The pictures from up there follow~

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Going up ^

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Bob’s truck & camper are down there

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That’s all from the tower.

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In the next entry I’ll continue our day at Sea World and then San Diego’s water front.  Hope you enjoyed this pictorial tour of a lovely place.