The second day in San Diego was possibly my favourite on the trip, although i have said that a few times. Me and Mike and a few others got up early to go to Seaworld. Apparantly its the largest aquarium in America, maybe even the world. The animals there were fantastic. We saw sooo many animals. First we saw otters. And then we saw dolphins. And then we went on a falling rapids ride where we all got absolutely soaked. And then we went to a shamu show. The killer whales were absolutely huge. Also we went into the soak zone as we were already soaked from the water ride. We must have got about 4 litres of water over each of us as it flicked its hugge tail at us. We have some good photos and videos of this which will be posted when we get back home.
And then we saw flamingos, stingrays, Mike went to the toilet, an underwatwer aquarium with loadsa cool fish and frogs. There was an illuminous blue frog which took my liking. And then we saw some kind of circus freak show. I say freak as they were all absolute tanks and were basically climbing 20 foot poles with one finger. OK maybe a bit exagerrated, but they held on with one hand 20 feet in the air. Also, another two guys came out and balanced themselves on the back of each others shoulder. So one was standing normally, and the other was upside down on the back of his neck. WTF!!!!!! And then we went to see some penguins, polar bears, manatees and some more ridiculous fish. The penguins were very funny as there was one who was trying to get out of the water and get up onto the ice and it just kept sliding back in. We refused to leave until it got up. After many minutes of laughing at it repeatedly falling, it got out and then just waddled himself around to dive back in again. What a waste of so much effort.
And then we went to a sea lion show which was my personal favourite. The dude who presented it was one of the funniest guys ever. As a bit of pre event entertainment he scared the crowd as they were walking in to get their seats. He then went onto the stage and had music playing. He did danced like JT and Had a batman suit on and so much more. You had to be there to appreciate how funny it was. The show itself was called SSL which was a pisstake of SNL, an american comedy show. At the start they introduced each sea lion as they would on the real TV show. There was also an otter which came out and it was the size of a sponge. It was so tiny and cute. They then did shows such as pop idol, dancing on ice and americas got talent. So good. They finished by dancing to Crazy in Love exactly the way Beyonce does in the video. Quite impressive for sea lions.
And then we went on a roller coaster which was fun. And then we finished the day by going to the dolphin show. It was really good as they had a VIP family consisting of a mum, dad and a 5 year old daughter. As they were introducing each other, the mum went to sit on the bench and fell and banged her head. What an idiot. Anyway, the show went on and the daughter went down and played with the dolphin. She stroked him and played splash with him, just the usual banter. Anyway, as this was happening, the mum was sitting on the edge of the bridge and was kinda telling her daughter not to get the dress too wet. As I looked up at her i noticed she was kinda hanging off the edge and i turned to becky and said that it would be so funny if she fell over into the water. Literally 5 seconds later, what happens, she falls in. All of a sudden everyone was in a panic. The mum was a very weak swimmer and was scared shitless of the dolphins. she tried to swim away from them. as this was happening all the workers there were freaking out and didn’t know what to do. The dolphins proceeded to swim towards her and took her underwater. The workers were crapping themselves. They then took her up and she kinda surfer between them. In the end the mum actually turned out to be one of the workers and was not actually the wee girls mum.
So that was Sea World. And then we went out for our last meal together. It was a pretty quiet night but very enjoyable. And then the next day me and mike played a wee joke and tied everyones zips on their tents together, so they could not get out. There were some very confused/angry/hilarious faces that morning. Sam/Eli Manning decided that he would rugby tackle me again and wrestle with me. Another couple of hilarious videos that have to go on the blog when we get back home. So it was off to L.A. However, it was not really L.A, it was the outskirts and it was a 2 hour bus drive to anywhere decent so we just chilled by the pool and had an internet party in my room. We lost our first member, Emma, which was very sad. And then we got food. 2 cocktails for 5 dollars was a lot of fun as well.
Anyways we got up the next morning thinking we were on the same flight as Ana at 1735, however, when we double checked just before, we were on a later flight with keiran. So Eli Manning was the first to leave that morning closely followed by Ana. Bad times. Once again we just chilled on the internet and did nothing as we were all broke and almost in tears all day. It was one of saddest moments of my life saying goodbye to everyone. Being with the same people for 35 days, basically 24/7 has brought us so close. Like, I dont see anyone that much back home, not even my family. We are all so close and I hope we can keep in touch. Anyway, Im just typing this up in Heathrow at the mo after a long few days and we have just been called so i better go.
See ya. Andy