Thursday, March 12, 2009

Road Trip, Days 6 and 7

On Day 6, we went to Sea World.

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It was overcast and the temperature was perfect.  

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We watched the Shamu show.  

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Shamu got Adam wet.  REALLY wet, while Taylor and I remained almost completely dry. What's so funny here is that Adam hates, loathes and despises getting wet.  We were at the top of the splash zone, though, and that's what happens.

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There were roller coasters at the park, and one of them completely hosed the date/time dealie on the camera.  (Adam had the camera in his pocket, and either the force of the ride or the magnetic energy did the trick.)  We can't seem to fix it, so now we're in 2012.  Oh, well.  Anyway, the Steel Eel is our all-time favorite roller coaster (so far).  We rode it 4 times. Screw the sea life, we can watch that on Discovery Channel! (I kid, I'm a kidder.)

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We watched another show, and it was charming.  We learned the difference between seals and sea lions.  (It has to do w/ the ears and the pelvis.  Neat!)

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Another show.  So long and thanks for all the fish!

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We had dinner at an old favorite.  Nice.

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I bought wine.  In a box!  I am a beer snob, not a wine snob.  Don't you judge me!

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The next morning, Day 7, the temperature dropped and it was raining.  We used up all our good weather on the big theme parks, but that's okay.  We decided to head south to Corpus Christi.  I got to drive through some of the craziest interstate I've ever seen, which I enjoy, so that was fun. That Tomtom is worth its weight in gold.

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We made it to Corpus and the weather was magically beautiful once more.

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It's really, really hazy there.  I'm guessing it's a combination of humidity and pollution.  

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I don't even want to know how polluted the water is.  You would not believe the scale of industry around here.  There are smoke stacks spewing stuff everywhere.  You could taste the air.  

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Not even Mr. Pelican will eat that fish!  

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We went for a walk, and found somewhere to refresh ourselves.

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We were refreshed.  We ate shrimp-stuffed jalepenos and seafood-stuffed mushrooms.  It was delightful.  And then we decided we were done with Corpus Christi.  We turned North and East and followed the coast to Port O'Connor.  There was a wildfire, and also no where for us to stay, so now we're in Port Lavaca.  It's overcast and breezy.  Adam is searching for the perfect place to eat seafood, and then we're going to wander around on the beach.  Our room is huge, and we're just chillaxing here for today.  I have no idea what we're going to do tomorrow, and that's the way I like it.


  1. That looks like so much fun! (Even the getting wet part. {BROAD SMILE, wink})

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin


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