Last Month, my son’s preschool class enjoyed a field trip to Sea World San Diego. This is an annual event for all six preschool classes so I have been lucky enough to take my kids for the past three years. I thought I had seen everything at Sea World until a flock of flamingos paraded by soon after our arrival. School groups are allowed in early, so I’m not sure if this is something that the average tourist would be able to experience, but it was surreal fun for our group to make way for our flamingo friends. I captured this picture of my son’s very first preschool teacher enjoying this spectacle. I’m sure Jared will treasure it in the future.
A few days later, Ken and I took the kids to the San Diego Zoo and captured another happy flamingo moment.
Off to the Zoo on Sunday. Hopefully I’ll have some great pictures to share next week!
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Ready to Steal Some of the Sea Lions' Fish @ Seaworld California
I have seen birds like this at our local lagoon, but never one this close. Seaworld is very close to the San Diego Bay. I like to think that this little guy was just flying by and stopped in for a snack!
This photo was taken at the Pacific Point exhibit at Sea World. Our friends had fun feeding the Sea Lions and California Harbor Seals. Pacific Point is one of three animal feeding opportunities at Sea World. You can also feed dolphins and manta rays depending on the day. (My kids had a change to feed the rays, but didn’t enjoy the slimy feeling of the squid!)
Make sure you bring cash. I found out the hard way that the feeding booths do not take credit cards. This is one of the few actitivities that is worth spending extra money at a theme park. Make sure you check the schedule for feeding times!
This was my second adventure, solo with preschoolers to Sea World, San Diego. Our preschool makes this fun attraction a yearly educational fieldtrip. I needed to be at the gate by 9:30 in order to take advantage of the school rate tickets we had purchased. For those of you who know San Diego traffic, you realize we left EARLY! Never know what’s gonna happen on that freeway. I hit the exit to Sea World at around 8:45 and had a moment of inspiration. Why not check out one of those cool Mission Bay Parks that you pass by on the freeway?
Destiny, Jared and I stretched our legs at the park nearest to the Sea World turn off. I have heard there are others still to explore. Love this park!!! Very old school park with play structures, clearly from many different decades, but everything was so creative and fun! There were animals to ride and trucks to drive. Five year old Destiny loved climbing the spiderweb. Four year old Jared was challenged by the climbing structure as you can see above. I loved the gorgeous scenic location right on Mission Bay! I can hardly wait to bring my nine year old and watch him explore.
Spider Girl Destiny Climbs Her Web at Mission Bay Park, San Diego
Honestly this adventure was almost as fun as the trip to Sea World and much much cheaper! I plan to return with all the kids and a picnic or maybe make it a stop after taking Daddy to the airport. A San Diego jewel close to Sea World. Who could ask for more?
P.S. This park stop was much more fun than waiting for the gate to the parking area to open at Sea World . Sorry I didn’t think of it last year Inga.
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Bridget Smith, mom of three, loves to blog about everyday adventures. Her mission is to change the world; one kid, one destination, one effortless trip, one overworked mom, one frazzled dad... one day at a time! Come and join her.