San Diego and Sea World

San Diego turned on some beautiful weather for us to explore San Diego. Day one was spent wandering around the downtown in Gas Lamp district. We visited Westfield’s and checked out Macy’s and Norstrom’s department stores in the complex. We wandered along the waterfront and visited Sea Port village which was well done but obliviously designed with tourists in mind. Lots of quaint little shops with oodles of souvenirs and nicknacks.

Dinner was just up the road from the hotel at Japanese restaurant Fuji Steakhouse and SushiOur Teppanyaki Chef was fantastic and to quote Sharpie “The best calamari’ he has ever eaten and complimented his streak perfectly. Mum and I had the steak and shrimp and we all had chicken fried rice as a side. All prepared in front of us in teppanyaki style.

Day two we took a drive out to the San Diego zoo and took some pictures at the entrance but decided we would go to Sea World as it would be less walking and the shows looked good. Good, they were great, we watched all three shows and each one outdid the previous show. The sea lions and the otter were funny and the show on how the dolphins and whales are being trained for the new show opening in 2010 was terrific and informative. Our day was capped off with the Shamu show which was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen and I’d have paid the entrance fee just to see this half hour show. There were so many highlights but I really enjoyed the penguin display as well.

On the way home we headed to a jewelry outlet, Sarah you would go nuts here, I made heaps of purchases and it looked like I would need to get a second job to pay for my haul but no it only tallied a couple hundred dollars. I have 10 pairs of earrings, 10 or 12 rings, a ruby and silver bracelet, and a pendant. I will have to hide them when I get home or lose them. Mum made a couple of nice purchases as well and Sharpie kept the car company in the car park for an hour and a half. Glad he didn’t come in I would have probably bought even more. 

We decided on dinner at Denny’s back near the hotel, although no one was really all that hungry we had only had a coffee since breakfast and still didn’t feel like much for dinner. Chicken fried steak for me, Ian had the fish and mum had scrambled eggs and sausages. 

Tomorrow we set off for San Francisco all looking forward to sitting for the day. All leg weary from all the walking

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