Here are the Sea World pictures. Because our kids are still fairly young, we decided that a 2-day pass would be the best without all the pressure of a one-shot- only deal. Our hotel was only 1 mile from Sea World so that made it easy to go back and forth. We would head back to our room around lunchtime and so we could feed the kids and put Troy down for a nap. It kept him happy and us much more relaxed. We were able to see everything I would recommend it to anyone.
Sam really got into the job of carrying the map. He made sure he knew our location and destination at all times. He was a very good navigator.
Sam also went on his first roller coaster ever! He went on Atlantis with Dad. After the first hill he wasn't sure if he wanted more. Jeremy said he asked if they were going to go down again and when Jeremy answered that they would he just huddled into him. He was very brave. If you ask him if he liked he will probably answer that he didn't. But, we'll see.
We saw lots of shows and got splashed by the dolphins (which really wasn't too fun for them). We got to feed the rays and pet the starfish and look at blue poisonous frogs. Troy talked to all the animals, but especially loved the big fish when he could see them eye to eye. They loved the dolphins, sea lions, seals, starfish, polar bears and even the pig.
We also got to see the polar bear dive into the water to find his breakfast. We were right in front of the glass when he surprised us. He was huge!
We had a great time in San Diego and I know the kids will be talking about it for a long time. We can't wait to have another family vacation. As a mom, I think the best thing about it was that we were able to spend time as a family and strengthen our connections to each other. Just spending time with US without any other interruptions really gave us a chance to become closer and love each other more. That is really what makes it worth all the money, planning and time.