Monday, June 1, 2009

Shamu-ve Over, Elmo!

Move over Elmo - Anna has a new friend! And although he's not as colorful, he's MUCH bigger!

We took a little road trip this weekend to San Antonio. Derek's cousin has a crawfish boil at his house there this time every year, and we figured if we were making the drive, we might as well make a weekend out of it. And that's how we wound up taking Anna on her first visit to Sea World on Sunday!

The first thing we did when we got there was go to see Shamu's "Believe" show. Maybe that wasn't the wisest choice because it was definitely the highlight, but we all enjoyed it so much. We weren't really into getting wet this time, but we'll definitely go back when Anna is a little older and sit in the splash zone.

I was trying to figure out who was more excited - Anna or Derek. I have to admit, though, that it was so amazing seeing what these animals could be trained to do. (Notice the woman flying in the air that dove off of of Shamu as he jumped in the air!)

There is another show with dolphins, synchronized swimmers and high divers called "Viva!" (no, not "Olivia"!) that Anna enjoyed a lot as well.

In addition to the shows, Anna also got to see the dolphins, sharks, penguins ("pink-juans"), parrots, flamingos and clydesdale horses. We were on our way over to the sea lions when it became obvious that Anna was DONE, so we took that as our cue to get started on our long drive home. Maybe we'll catch the sea lions next time...and there will definitely be a next time! :)

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