Thursday, February 07, 2008

Sea World

Before we headed home from Orlando, we made a stop at Sea World. We took advantage of the Heros program which provides free tickets to military members and their families. I haven't been to Sea World in a very long time and it has really grown from what I remember. When you first walk in you are bombarded by shops and it takes a while to get your bearings and head in the right direction to see some marine life. Our first stop was the penguin exhibit and it was awesome! There were tons of different species and they were all very active at the time, we even saw a Puffin who seemed to be putting on a show for us swimming wildly in the water and then jumping out and doing it all allover again! Abby was very entertained and thought it was hilarious! Next, we went to see the Sea Lions and Seals which were very entertaining as well. You were able to buy fish to feed to them, but we opted to watch others feed them instead. There were birds there that would come in and dive bomb you to get the fish before the sea lions, they would even snatch them out of mid air. It was really neat to see the sea lions almost begging for more food, they would come right up to the glass and "bark" till you gave them more fish. We also saw the Polar Bears, some gigantic walrus', whales, sharks, birds, and we got up close to some baby dolphins which were adorable. Unfortunately, we didn't make it to any of the shows since we had a 6 hour drive ahead of us. We will definitely be back sometime while we still live in Florida so we can see more of the attractions and hopefully attend the Shamu show as well as a few others!!









4 comments:

The Morgans said...

what a pretty picture of mother and daughter!

Kim and Matt said...

You gotta love Sea World!! We took advantage of the Here's to the Heroes program here as well....down in San Diego. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun on your Orlando trip. :)

Sam and Brian said...

Looks like lots of fun, the pictures are awesome! I LOVE the picture of you and Abby (both of them). Those are framers for sure!

Kendalls said...

How cool! I'm so glad you got to go!

 
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