We're back from a fun filled week of sand, sun, and lots of animals. We went to the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, and Sea World. We also ventured out to Coronado Island for the beach and conquered the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) by taking a train to the Mexican border and buses and trains and taxis all over town. We also walked our little legs off.
When I was a kid, my sister, brother and I would marvel at how our pets had "grown" when we were away on vacation. I don't think Claudia changed much, but I am amazed at how much Ryan has changed in a week. Yes, we were together that whole time, but getting him back into his environment at home and seeing these changes is amazing. New words this week (phonetically spelled for fun): anmals, big bus, choo choo, jam-gees, cream (includes lotion, sunscreen, and diaper cream), sham boo (Shamu).
I took over 170 photos of the trip, and will not bore you with all of them. Many of the pics I took are for Ryan to see all of the animals again. I think his favorite parts of the trip (photos of all) included: wrestling with blocks in the pit at Sea World, wrestling the bolster pillow at the Omni (see blurred photo of action), getting wet at the wild animal park, eating ice cream at the zoo, and digging in the sand at the beach.
This was our first real vacation with air travel etc, and we had a blast! Too bad I have to deal with unpacking and laundry now. :(