Sunday, November 11, 2007

Out and About

Amazingly enough, we are actually getting out and about in San Diego. We've been here just about a month and we have already been sightseeing more than we did when we were here for 4 months 7 years ago, and definitely much, much more than during our seven years in NC.

Here are some photos of our day trip to SeaWorld. It was a little overcast and there was NO ONE at the park -- it was like we had our own private showing of the exhibits. Plus, people may have been deterred from attending since the fires weren't that long ago (we went the 27th). Needless to say, the kids had a blast and Garrett tore around the place like a little man on fire. I look forward to getting a season's pass so that we can have more fun together there and get to see all the shows. Christmas should be amazing there!

Getting checked out by a friendly dolphin
Hello Shamu!

DenDins! (Penguins is my kids' speak)

Reaching out and touching a beluga whale

You might notice there aren't any photos of Garrett from the day. It's not that I didn't try. The little man was just so excited that he never stopped moving. The best I could get was some video. *** Dropshots isn't working with me this morning. I'll edit the post with video later.****

We've also been to the zoo, but have no pictures to show for it (I had forgotten to download the pics from the camera). We'll get some next time -- we're members now, so I am sure that there will be frequent outings there and to the Wild Animal Park in the next year.

As for today, we are off to spend the day with Thomas the Tank Engine. He's in Perris at the Orange Empire Train Museum. Garrett is very excited. So excited, in fact, that he barely slept last night. Pictures to follow.


The McKenzie Crew said...

I need to talk to you - Becky - call me - I need your new numbers - or email me so I have your email....

I need you guys to pray for me - BIG STUFF


Our Family of 5 said...

Always love seeing new pics of the Merrils Kiddos. Can't wait to see them from the Thomas Adventure!

Kris and Mindy said...

Awww...what a WONDERFUL time! I wish wish wish we had a Sea World or something like it around here. I hope THOMAS was fun...Alec ADORED Thomas for years but has just now finally started to grow out of...which I am a little sad about:-( I feel like my baby boy has grown up and that's sad to me...real sad. Can't wait to see the pictures!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness Becky those pictures are amazing!!!!!!!!! Of course you have beautiful subjects to work with, but you are great with the camera too ;)