Thursday, June 30, 2011

USS Carl Vinsion

So before Stacy and Cory came into town, I did take some pictures of the ship pulling in. I decided to observe from across the bay because traffic gettin onto the island was RIDICULOUS!!! So I went over by the USS Midway to take photos.

Cory and Stacy

While they were out here, I did couple pictures for them. They had been married 8 years with no actual pictures of them that didn't include fishing or some other outing!

Sea World with Stacy!

So we dropped Stacy's husband off at the airport in the early morning hours, and we had a full girls day. We powerwalked Sea World too many times to count, but we got to see every show we wanted to! It was awesome! :-)

First up was the new Shamu show: One Ocean... the big change was no trainers in the water.... at all

Then we saw the seals.... they were hams for fish!


She was tall enough to get on the sky ride so we went around the bay

Then off to the new exhibit that wasn't open when Ry and I went

We did get turned around like this in the park... but knowing Stacy and I that wasn't too hard to do that :-)

Their Cirque show was great!

We saw penguins!!!

Walk like a dolphin...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

San Diego Zoo

Koalas... one of my favorites. Although they can be jerks and I have heard they are quite mean.

So this dog and cheetah were raised together and are best of friends. It's hilarious to watch the dog harass the cheetah to play. I wish I captured it on video.

I need one of these turtles to munch up the flower petals in my yard

Happy panda munching on bamboo

Baby Giraffe!

This monkey had the best hair of all the primates

Cory and Stacy

This monkey was messing with the pigmy hippo...

Cory with his own kind

Monday, June 20, 2011

Gone Fishin'

Well a great couple of people happened to come to the SD area because of his brother's wedding, but the best part was they invaded my house and forced me to do fun things like.... FISHING!!!! So here's what went on :-)

We went on the Sea Adventure II... there were only about 20 anglers on board 

The awesome cook giving a briefing about how the night and day was going to go....

So the boat stopped in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere and shined a HUGE spotlight on the water and attracted THOUSANDS of squid. We would use a squid rig (pictured below) and snag squid up to 4 at a time. Then another boat in the fleet pulled up beside ours and shined their spotlight also. Then they netted hundreds of live squid at a time... it was crazy

The rig had a bunch of spikes that the squid would get snagged on

The one yellowtail that was boated (40ish lbs)... I should have taken a picture of this kid trying to fit the fish in a regular cooler... it was just too short and didn't happen...

Stacy's lingcod... she also got a tree fish. She caught a few others that the deckhands lost at the railing and that stunk. But he was tasty

My sculpin. They have spiny and dangerous spikes that are poisonous. Without the spikes they are yummy and taste similar to lobster because that's what they eat all the time.

Cory got a sheepshead and 2sculpin

Check out those vicious teeth!

Stacy and I

Cory and Stacy

The crew missing our one member that is always with us in heart...

Dolphins playing at the front of the boat

It was really neat. Glad I did this with our good friends :-)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Garden Update

This is the garden update for Ryan

Meyer Lemons

Ice Cream Banana Tree :-)

Rose bush and it's new growth

My broccoli that I am going to cut off and eat with dinner

Progress on the side yard

The first raspberry flower from the random plant behind the bushes out front

Grape Tomatoes

Topsy Turvey Garden with little starts in every pot!!

Lastly all of the random hidden elephant ear bulbs that Ryan planted before he left... They have all just randomly popped up out of the mulch!