Day 2 – Lego, Fish, and Music

Day 2 we set off for the Information Centre and picked up our Go-San-Diego cards that I had purchased for us prior to setting off on our trip. The cards offered us great value by allowing us entry into almost any attraction you could think of in San Diego over a three-day period. In particular we had in mind hitting up Legoland, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo over the three days we were here, anything else we were able to fit into our days would be gravy.
 
LEGOLAND
 
       Legoland San Diego is one of five Legoland attractions in the world. Martin was fortunate enough as a child to have visited Legoland in Denmark. When there, he fell in love with the Lego Miniland display and was hoping to be just as wowed by something similar here. Visiting Legoland was one of the top things I was looking forward to doing on our trip. Neither of us were disappointed. I am left speechless in trying to describe it other than by saying IT WAS AMAZING!!! Martin was the photographer extraordinaire while we set of and relived our childhoods.
 
 

Legoland San Diego

 

Six-Brick at Legoland

 

Jo and the Buffalo

 

Quick trip to Egypt

 

Martin & the Ghost

 
 
One of Martins favourites was Miniland USA. It would be impossible to upload the hundreds of photo’s he actually took of Miniland. The thing we both found most amazing was the attention to detail that went into making these models. Every person was dressed differently, some vehicles and boats would move, or men would pop out of man holes in the miniature streets. The pictures barely do them justice.
 
 

Miniland Las Vegas

 

Miniland Las Vegas

 

Miniland USA

 

Miniland New York

 

Miniland USA

 

Miniland USA

 

Miniland Mississippi

 

Miniland Mardi Gras

 

Miniland USA

 

Miniland USA

 

Miniland USA

 

Miniland USA

 

Miniland USA

 

Martin and Darth Vader

 
Martin’s other favourite display? Miniland Star Wars!
 
 

Miniland Star Wars

 

Miniland Millenium Falcon

 

Miniland Star Wars

 

The Lego Sydney Opera House

 

Martin devoured by a shark

 

Oh no!

 

Sign Post Legoland Style

 

Martin helping Bob the Builder with his ear wax build up.

 

My hero!

 

Making friends!

 
 
SEA LIFE
 
 

Sea Life

 
 
 

Sea Life Entrance

 
 
 

Martin in a bubble.

 

Still in a bubble...

 

Sea Life Lego-style

 

Sea Life Aquarium

 

Sea Life

 

Jo in a bubble

 

Martin and the fishes

 

Martin underwater

 
 
MUSEUM OF MAKING MUSIC
 
After leaving Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium we found ourselves outside the Museum of Making Music. Why not? we thought. We were here anyway and our San Diego cards covered the entrance fee. We breezed through the Museum pretty fast – Lego Land and Sea Life was a hard act to follow, but we did have some fun while there. We purchased a postcard to commemorate our trip and were rewarded with an awesome hardcover book on the history of the Museum  and the history of music over the last century.
 
 

Across the street from the Museum of Making Music.

 

Guitar Harps

 

Martin rocking out

 

Still rocking...

 

Rocking some more

 

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

 
BIRCH AQUARIUM
 
One last stop before handing over the keys of Six-brick back to the people at Enterprise; Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Dedicated to oceanography, we made a quick tour of the premises until we were totally ‘fished out’.
 
 

Jelly Fish

 

Jo at the aquarium

 

Fish

 

Underwater

 

Seahorse

 

Martin and the whale

 

Beautiful San Diego view

 

Martin and the submarine

 
Exhausted from all of our  gallivanting around, we made a quick exploration of the Gas Lamp District in Downtown San Diego, found it to be lively and charismatic, but with also a few too many ‘Crazies’ then we were willing to be around right then. And anyway, it was time to unwind and ready ourselves for our next adventure.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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