Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Vacation to California

Mission Beach, CA

1st let me start by saying I had a blast! I loved the beach and everything about San Diego. We met our family friends, Tami and Scott, Sunday (Father's Day) at the beach. Where we had the time of our lives. The temps were fabulous and the water was fantastic. With my balance issues I needed a lot of help from Clay. I think I bruised his arm from holding on so tight. LOL The waves were strong and big. I actually went in a second time where I swam way out there and had a great time, but no one took any pictures of that:( Regardless Clay, Kayla and I had a great Father's Day at the beach. Enjoy the slide show. And yes those are my boobs..I sewed a Victoria Secrets bra in the suit so I had a cleavage...LOL I was really happy to see how I looked too.

Sea World Sky Tower Ride
The Sky Tower Ride is a view of the park and the surrounding bay. It went way up and rotated so you could see the full view. We went to Sea World where we met my NEW found BFF's (Vern & Vickie). I met them via my blog and it was the BEST thing that happened. Thank you Vickie for making our day at Sea World ROCK! We had so much fun there that we actually went back a second day. We didn't get to see everything the 1st trip and so we decided to skip the Wild Kingdom Zoo and go back to Sea World. So glad we did. Kayla's allergies get to her at the San Diego Zoo. So I thought the Wild Kingdom would have been too much for her.

Not many photos of the dolphins. I loved the Dolphin show but Kayla HAD to sit in the SOAK ZONE and I didn't want to get my camera wet. Hence very little pictures. And YES we got wet but not SOAKED. This was a fabulous show I wish they had a DVD of the show. It was called The Blue Horizons. I guess its a new show with lots of drivers and etc. Feeding the dolphins was an experience I will never forget. They are so darn cute.

Shark Exhibit, etc..
Ok I put photos of things that were cool but not enough to have its own slideshow. You will see our photos with the Sea World characters, the shark exhibit along with the Wild Arctic Exhibit. They have a very cute Pet show that was adorable too. My favorite Wild Arctic animal was the Beluga Whales. They were so fun to watch. And of course Kayla is always looking for a perfect photo moment. LOL

The Shamu Show
This was hands down the best. We bought the DVD and have watched it already. The trainers don't get in the tank anymore but they put on an awesome show. I saw it in the SOAK ZONE and then again up high so I could get some good photos. I hope you enjoy this show.

Sea Lion Show
I never knew they could be so smart. Great show and awesome trainers.

Cirque de la Mer Show
This show is creatures from the fantasy land of Amphibia and they entertain you with extreme acrobatics. They are way strong and fun to watch.

I had more places that we visited on our vacation but this was my highlights. We visited 2 other beaches, the San Diego Zoo, Old Town, the LDS Mormon temple, and did tons of shopping. I bought a beautiful coral ring and too many tee shirts along with coffee mugs. On the way to CA we stayed at my cousin and visited Zions National Park. On the way home we stayed in Vegas. Where we rode the rides at the top of the Stratosphere (my all time rides), saw the Bellagio fountains (I was looking for George Clooney but no luck), the Mirage Volcano, and the Treasure Islands show to name a few. All in all the trip was the best! I want to move to San Diego really bad but the reality is we can't afford the homes out there. So it will be the vacation spot to be at, as often as we can go. I hope I didn't waste your time by posting all these slide shows but I didn't even add ALL the picture we took.


  1. Your pictures are amazing. Thanks for posting them. I have never been to San Diego. I really enjoyed seeing it through your eyes and camera!! I'm glad you had so much fun.
    You look amazing!!

  2. Those pictures are so much fun! I'm glad you had a good time!

  3. Wow!! Thanks for sharing so many pictures. What a great way to share your vacation. How fun!

  4. Welcome back! What a great time you had! Shamu, the dolphins, and the sea lions blow me away! I really enjoyed those shows when we did Sea World in Florida.

    Your swimsuit boobs look perfect! Fun photos!

  5. Never been to California, let alone San Diego. Wonderful shots Lesia. Glad you had a great time. You're looking awesome.

  6. I love your slide shows!! And you look fabulous in your bathing suit! Thanks so much for sharing a day of your vacation with us...Vern and I absolutely fell in love you all!!

  7. Those slide shows are so cool! And you trip looks fabulous. Welcome back.

  8. I am glad you had a much needed blast....dolphins.. hmmmmm I saw my first up close and personal dolphins yesterday in the boat... it was a natural not like seeing them in a park...

  9. Great pics! Thanks for sharing. So glad you had a great time, and welcome back :)


  10. The pictures are Great! Looks like you all had a blast!
    Welcome back! :)

  11. Glad you had a great time - with lots of great pics!
    Love me some Southern California!

  12. That looks like so much fun. I've never been to California, but it's on my to-do list! :)

  13. Okay, just read and reviewed your vacation! So fun! Poor Kayla's back though, I saw it on fb, ouch! Anyway, looks like you had such an amazing time.

  14. I love it!! Totally jealous! Looks like you had a fabulous time. :)