May 2 – by Emma
Today I woke up and was really excited because I was seeing my brother for the first time in 4 years. We cleaned up the RV and made pancakes.
When he finally came we were all really excited. I gave him a baseball that I got at Spring Training with his favorite player's signature. Then we drove to the zoo. My favorite animal was the monkey. They were really funny. They kept on hiding behind the cardboard. I also liked the polar bears because the boy kept on jumping on the girl! I liked having my brother around because he made it more fun.
I also loved petting his beard. It was fuzzy, and stiff. We also got to see the panda bears. They were really cute, but really expensive to take care of. We learned that the zoo has to rent the pandas from China for $500,000 each, per year! I was having fun, and there was a grumpy lady there that said that I had to stop talking because it was rude to her kids, which made me mad! When we got hungry my dad got me a pretzel. Then we went on a sky-ride that let us see the zoo from above.
Finally, we went to the petting zoo where I found a goat that was really cute. On our way out, Dad bought a flash drive that had all the pictures that the people at the zoo took of us. Then we went to my brother’s car, and he drove us back to the RV, and we said goodbye. I took a shower, we had dinner (it was really good), and then we went to bed.
I had a good day with my brother. May 3 – by Madison
Today we went to Cabrillo National Monument and SeaWorld in San Diego. I was really excited to go to SeaWorld because I really wanted to see a killer whale and dolphins.
We went to Cabrillo National Monument first. When we got there we got our junior ranger books and tried to do the books as fast as possible because we wanted to get to SeaWorld. We watched the movie first. I learned that Cabrillo was a Spanish explorer coming to America 50 years after Columbus, and came to claim land for King Charles. Also, Cabrillo was the leader of an expedition that was trying to find gold to bring back to Spain. He died during the expedition because of a wound.
The expedition continued but there was no luck, and they returned empty handed. After the movie we did the junior ranger and then went to SeaWorld. When we got to Sea World we went to see a show called Blue Horizons. The show was about Delphis, ruler of the sea, and Aurora, ruler of the sky. I liked this show because of all the dolphins that were swimming and the tricks that they did. My favorite part of the show was when the divers dove in doing all the tricks with birds soaring over them, and when the Dolphins were pushing their trainers all over the pool with their nose.
After this show we went to see the famous killer whale show with Shamu. This was my favorite show because this is where we saw the killer whales. I liked seeing them because they are the largest dolphin. We learned that all dolphins are whales, but not all whales are dolphins. Only the whales with teeth are considered dolphins. My favorite part of the show was the grand finally. I liked this because that is when all the whales jumped, flipped and posed. At the end they posed like rock stars do, and I thought that this was funny because they got on a platform and turned to the side and stuck their tales up. I decided that I wanted to be one of the animal trainers because it looks so fun.
Even though it could be dangerous, it would be an awesome job for an animal lover. When we were done the shows we went on a roller-coaster log flume called Atlantis. I liked this ride because it was fun and I didn’t get that wet. After we went on this ride it was 6pm which is the time the park closed. When we got back to the RV we drove to Anaheim and then we went to bed. I had a really fun day at SeaWorld and am excited to go to Disneyland tomorrow with Chris.