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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday In San Diego

Above, Denise and Aiden at Sea World's Shamu show. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

An appointment was made weeks ago at La Mesa RV in San Diego to take care of the national recall of certain Winnebago motorhomes. It just so happened that my RV model was one of them. Today, that was taken care of.

Since we would be down in San Diego anyway, Denise Santos and I decided to make a day of it and include a visit to Sea World.

Above, Campland On The Bay's beach on Mission Bay. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

We arrived last night at midnight at Campland On The Bay to spend the night. I was a little disappointed about the camp sites considering the cost per night ($104.00 + tax). They amounted to a little more than asphalt parking lots with some trees and grassy areas. They were all packed together. If this were the middle of summer, people would be packed in like sardines. But, one goes there to use the beaches and play in Mission Bay, not sit idly at the campsite. No complaints about the location. The staff was friendly and the security people escorted us to our site. At least we pretty much had the section all to ourselves.

Above, our site at Campland. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Our appointment at La Mesa RV (where I bought The Beast) was at ten in the morning, but we got there a little after 9:00. We dropped off The Beast and headed to the Spice House for breakfast. We enjoyed our breakfast there (the restaurant was recommended by the La Mesa service staff). Thanks to the staff at La Mesa RV for the tip!

While we were nearly done eating, I received a call from La Mesa telling me that The Beast was done and ready for pick-up. Talk about fast service!

We headed back to the dealership, picked up The Beast and immediately headed over to Sea World.

It had been about 27 or 28 years since I was last at Sea World and none of it (except for the Shamu show) was familiar to me. We first went to the Shamu show and then roamed around Sea World for the rest of the day. We had a great time there. Despite the admission price ($89 per adult for a day pass), we'd go back. We saw all the things we wanted to see and had an enjoyable meal there.

Since we were exhausted from the day, we did not stay too long and headed back to the San Fernando Valley. The consensus was that this was a very enjoyable day.

Some more highlight photos:

Above, an orca doing a flip. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, an airborne killer whale. Photo by Armand Vaquer.


Above, a begging sea lion at Pacific Point. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Shark Encounter. Photo by Armand Vaquer.


Above, the flamingos. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, a bat ray. Photo by Armand Vaquer.


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