They had pools where you could reach in and touch sea life. These little fish tickled tons.
Andrew loved the Sting Rays.
But the polar bear walking right up to the glass scared him.
Whales. Right there in front of us. Incredible.
And Max won a stuffed whale by answering a question at a show.
There's a whole huge play place within Sea World. This was Andrew's heaven. Huge ropes course that he scampered through, and I felt like I was on American Ninja Warrior trying to follow him. Finally I just put Max and Ben in charge of tracking his movements.
And these guys were there.
Ben and I touched a dolphin -- and he helped give it this command to turn and wave. Amazing.
Max was getting hangry hungry by the end. We had again packed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with us, but he had had enough.
So we went to Louigi's Pizza (spotted on Diner's Drive-ins and Dives) and took it to Balboa Park to eat. It looks like it's a new baby they are proud to show off, doesn't it?
Pieces as big as your head.
And huge trees perfect for boys.
I mentioned Max being hungry -- James was in full meltdown mode at the end of SeaWorld, appeased only in the car by primary songs until he got some pizza and lemonade that he clutched like a lifeline.
It was just enough amusement parks and activities for us I think. We drove back all day Saturday and were glad to be in our own beds by 8 that night.