We went to the San Diego Zoo. We got there shortly after it opened and meandered toward the pandas. We had to wait in line for a couple of minutes to see them. There were 3 adults in separate cages and 11 month old baby with his mother.
This is the baby in a tree.
Jordan with the gorilla.
I think peacocks are so beautiful
We didn't take many pictures at the zoo.
The next day we went to Sea World.
Shamu was impressive. We sat in the splash zone. DS was in the 4th row and I was behind him in the 5th. When we arrived, there were three whales swimming in the tank. When they were near us we could hear them talking to each other. When Shamu came up on the platform we were about 10 feet from him. They are awesome animals. It was definitely worth getting soaked to be so close to them.
Blue Horizons is an impressive show. The trainers can still go in the water with the dolphins. I also learned that dolphins are whales.
This was our last day. I didn't count the 2 days it took to get home LOL.
From Disneyland we went to San Diego. Went to the San Diego Zoo and when we got there I realized that I had left the tickets in the motel room. We decided instead of going to the zoo that day we would go to the beach. We were fortunate to find a parking place without too much driving around. Fortunately I had seen our GS swim in the hotel pool or I would have really worried. I just don’t trust the ocean and the big waves. He didn’t try swimming but just played in the waves. There was a wonderful cool breeze, a big change from the heat in L.A. Another big change from L.A. was being able to relax and not have to rush to not miss anything. Went back to the hotel after a late lunch and just relaxed. GS went swimming in the hotel pool.
Sunday we went to the Maritime Museum and the U.S.S. Midway, an aircraft carrier. The Museum had both an American and a Soviet submarine. Talk about cramped quarters. There wasn’t much room to move around. Even on the Midway there wasn’t much room to move around below decks. On the Midway there was a ride that GS rode that simulated a dog fight. It was completely enclosed and would turn them upside down, looking straight up or every which way in-between. He loved it.
On one of the sailing ships at the Maritime Museum. One of the few pictures with all three of us.
On the submarine.
The U.S.S. Midway. That is also my backside which I would like to take out of the picture LOL.
Here is Jordan in the brig. He seems to always be behind bars.
We were at Disneyland for 3 full days, and I do mean full. Had 20,000+ steps every day. Went on 3 roller coasters, not the big one. The evening water show, Fantasmic, was fantastic. We watched the one at California Adventure but couldn’t get a place to see all the characters. Even then the water show was beautiful. The best ride in the two parks was Soarin over California. We went on it twice and could have gone again. It’s A Small World was definitely worth singing, I mean seeing.
I was also impressed with how clean the parks were and how polite and positive everyone was.
I think our GS favorite ride was Autopia. You get to “drive” a car. There is a thing between the wheels so you can’t leave the path but he thought it was great that he got to drive. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster was his next favorite.
It's A Small World
The first time on the Jungle Cruise we had an excellent guide. He had a lot of puns. The second trip the guide wasn't near as good and we wouldn't have gone again if we would have had her first.
The Matterhorn Bobsleds
I had to go on the Teacups.
We had a blast! Wish we could take all our GC there.
This morning was an eye-opener for me. I put on 2 lbs since July one. I have been out of the obese range since I started keeping track of my weight on 5/31. I was only overweight at that time, but today has put me back into the obese range.
In Romans 5 this morning, I was reading about perseverance. Then on SparkPeople's Official Virtual Walk/Run Challenge the question of the day is "Do you check your BMI?". I hadn't checked it since I got out of the obese range. Today's weight just put me over the line. :-(
These two things are just what I needed to see before I go on vacation. I had planned on eating a salad, as a meal, once a day and not worrying about what else I ate. I haven't been posting in my food tracker since Friday and found out what the results of not posting are.
Change of plans!!! I will start posting in my food tracker today and keep track of everything I put into my mouth!!! I can do this!!! I will do this!!!