Captain’s Log 4,495
Yesterday was Free Day at SeaWorld. I would never dream of paying $78 to go to SeaWorld, but since the tickets were free (thanks to the largess of Roomie’s employer), I tagged along.
I don’t like SeaWorld. It makes me sad to see creatures of the sea confined to tanks. They don’t belong in tanks. As hard as they work to make it a natural environment, it’s still a giant tank. And now that Budweiser owns the park, there is beer everywhere. Sea life in tanks and too much beer. Add 10,000 kids in strollers and you have SeaWorld on a Saturday. But, it was free so I tagged along. I am trying to assuage my guilt somehow.
Even the flamingo pond made me sad. The poor birds were trying so hard to fly away and they cannot. Don’t get me started on the penguins who live in…..San Diego.
They stink. But then again, I would stink too if I had to live in the same pond for years.
The highlight of the day was finding Shamu ice cream made by Wells Blue Bunny.
Quite delicious, orca-shaped ice cream treat
We left the madness of SeaWorld and headed off to see Argo. Great film! I remember those days – but I didn’t know the back story at all. Ben Affleck does an amazing job.
Off to spend the day with Big Sister Mia.