After a short break in NYC, we made our way to San Diego for the start of the great California road trip :). The first thing to note is that it’s BLOODY hot here (those of you in rainy, cold climates are probably cursing us now for moaning about it). For some reason we didn’t think to bring any sunblock and as a result, after 2 days here Nats now looks like a strawberry vanilla ice-cream..LOL.
San Diego appears to be the capital of mindless fun (which suits us just fine), so off to the Zoo and Seaworld we went :). One of the highlights had to be our Penguin Encounter tour which allowed us to meet our new friend Happy Feet and go into the Penguin Enclosure (videos of us meeting our new Penguin buddy below 🙂 ). The best bits though were the Dolphin and Shamu shows. As you would expect, it was HEAVY on the cheese factor what with the constant “oh my gaaaawwwd” , “good jooob” and the pulling annoying brats out of the audience for mindless banter. But, the animals were incredibly cute so it more than made up for the cheesiness of it all and we ended up having a whole load of fun :).
We also made time for some very Yank traditions which included a visit to the San Diego Chargers (an American football team) stadium and a lunch stop at a local Diner next to a Studio Lot (where they apparently film a TV show called Veronica Mars) where we had some very yummy MeatLoaf.
Photos and videos of our exploits below.
Tomorrow we leave San Diego and drive up to Los Angeles where we’ll spend a day at Six Flags riding some of the biggest Rollercoasters in the world and take a stroll around the Hollywood Walk of Fame 🙂
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Chargers