February 19th 2010- Checkout, Feed some Sea Lions & our Homecoming
Today is the last day of our beloved honeymoon. It truly flew by. I’m sitting here in the SD commuter airport 2 hours before our flight taking full advantage of the free WiFi!!! ((Dani & I look like two Mac computer snobs side by side right now, me with wires coming out the rear end with my camera downloading the pictures and a Dani surfin’ Facebook)). As much fun as we had on this trip we are both very excited to be coming back home. Looking back at this week on the calendar I thought it was going to be such a long trip. What were we going to do all by ourselves for 7 days, apart from… Well we found plenty of fun things to do and the time FLEW by.
Let’s get down to business though. This morning we both woke up and had breakfast in bed for I think the 5th day out of the whole trip. Dani called the front desk to ask about the checkout time. They said: “You need to be out by 11″. So she asked if we could have a later checkout because our flight is only at 7pm. They said: “Ok. You need to be out by 12″. Nice. We used every last minute of extra time they offered. With our bags all packed we stopped by the concierge to drop them off and buy some Sea World tickets.
On our first day of the trip when we went for our walk we accidentally walked right to Sea World so we followed the same route today to get there. At the gate to enter we handed our tickets over and had our finger prints scanned…seriously. Can’t be too cautious with those crazy sea animal lovers out there. Once we got in we walked over to some sea lions that you were able to feed if you wanted. Of course you’re not going to go to Sea World and not feed a sea lion. So we splurged and bought some fishies for the sea lions and started tossin’. We got 5 fish. Dani threw four of them, two of which were stolen by the damn birds. Apart from having nasty fish smell all over you it was fun to feed the little guys. From there we went from the Manatee to the Sharks to the Penguins to Shampoo. “Shampoo the Killer Whale.” (I know its spelled/pronounced “Shamu”. If you were clued in though you would know I’m quoting the movie “Snow Day”.) To be honest, the showing was kind of weak. The whale did some flips, splashed a few people and he got some treats for it. They mixed in some cheesy thing about having a dream and going for it, which was really motivating for Dani & I. The show ended uneventfully and all the happy guests piled out. Dani & I hung back so we wouldn’t have to push through all the over-excited people. During the show after one of the whales did a flip an excited on-looker tossed her bag of popcorn on the floor right in front of us. So now while Dani & I waited a ton of seagulls came gullin’& hootin’ (;-)) in to attack the unsuspecting popcorn. I caught the massacre on video and submitted the footage to the police as evidence. Stupid birds are going away for a long time.
That was about all the sea creatures Dani & I could handle for the day so we made our way back to the hotel. The walk was a lot of fun and Dani gave me the run down of the entire Twilight series and how it all pans out. I love the way she tells stories of things she is really interested in. The rundown lasted the whole walk back to the hotel. We decided that we would finish the trip the same place we started; at SWIM. We sat in the same seats and just relaxed for a few minutes before getting a cab to the airport. Now we’re here, as I mentioned, waiting for our plane and waiting to get back home.
Our trip was a blast and we’d just like to thank Megan especially for giving us a great wedding gift, which we made good use of on our Honeymoon.