I think that would have driven me nuts but Gage and I downloaded a book to listen to on the drive down. Hunger Games. It was great and something we were both able to enjoy. Another plus about driving. We got to stay at Kami's house. Trevin had been looking forward to seeing Chase all week. When we got there Trevin was so excited. These two boys are so cute together. They played with sword (that were made out of swimming noodles, so cute!), then they played at the park, blew bubbles, kicked a ball back and forth, the came home to eat ice cream.
After Ice cream they got ready for bed and Trevin got to sleep in Chase's room and watch Cars. The next morning they played and played some more.
Kami and Erwin made us the best food while we were there. Fried rice for dinner and then they even let us have it with our pancakes for breakfast! YUMMY! The left overs they sent with us just got better every time we ate them!
After breakfast it was time to say goodbye. Thanks to Kami and Erwin for letting us come and stay with you! We had so much fun and can't wait to see you and the kids again!
Once we met back up with Dad we were off to see some wild life. These two Beluga whales names are Ruby and Anuk. We got to see them do some fun stuff with their trainers the first day and the second day we watched them swim.
Trevin and Cheyenne could have sat for hours watching the animals swim. Cheyenne would smile and point whenever they would swim past and Trevin would tell us they were swimming "Super Fast!"
The Walrus was a much bigger hit than I anticipated. They were much more entertaining the way they made laps around the tank. rubbing up against the glass right in front of us.
We watched them for a little while above the water level, Cheyenne loved to point at them as they did their laps. Trevin made sure Dad and I could see them under the water level too. The second time we saw the walruses we got to see them eat.
The polar bear wasn't very active. We did see them walk both times we saw them, which I guess is better than just sleeping. Our favorite thing at the polar bears was their cave. We got to crawl through it and see their big Paw prints. There were growling noises in the cave that kind of scared Cheyenne, but she was still willing to crawl in after her Dad and Brother. Trevin ended up loving these things by the end of the trip. He would see them and immediately run behind them and ask Dad to pick him up to put his face through the hole.
It was really fun to take Trevin and Chey through the penguin exhibit. Trevin liked to watch them swim and Chey tried to waddle in Dad's arms.
The thing I remember most about the last time I went to SeaWorld was getting to hold starfish, and I wouldn't wait to do it again. Trevin thougth it was really cool too. He was a little nervous the first time I picked one up but then thought they were really cool. After that he kept saying "Tevin Gage Cabtree playin with starfish in a waer"
Last but not least we saw SHAMU! At the end of day one at Seaworld we decide to go see the Shamu show. But more importantly to get there early enough to get good seats. This we did! We sat front and center, literally. No one in front of us except the trainer. The poor guy that was leading people to seats, the one that makes sure no one goes into the roped off areas, etc. Kept looking at us with our 2 year old and 1 year old and asking "Are you sure you want to sit there?" I kept saying yes over Gage's hesitations and that is exactly where we sat. Trevin and Cheyenne loved it. Trevin saw the big whale up close and Cheyenne slept through the entire thing. That's right. She lasted until about 5 minutes before the show then she was out, even through the part when Shamu splashed us with that freezing cold water!We went and saw Shamu again on day two. Trevin was excited and so was Cheyenne. We sat a little higher up and not in the middle, but yes, we were still in the Soak zone. They brought out all 4 of the Killer whales for this one and had them do a lot more tricks. They even had them do synchronized back flips (all 4 at the same time). It was such a blast!Trevin thought it was pretty cool to go to the bottom of the stairs and watch Shamu swim in the tank after the show. He would point at him and say "A look mom, ats a big whale!" We loved SeaWorld. Next up the San Diego ZOO!