OK, we did it. We spent the $200 and will be making semi-regular trips to San Diego. We bought the Fun Pass at Sea World, and that’s that. And for what it’s worth, we followed the honor system I was contemplating cheating earlier in the week and even bought one for Austin.

It was a blast! We arrived at 4PM and stayed through the closing fireworks display. Caught the Shamu show, sea lions, dolphins and everything. Drove through the rain home and tucked the kids in bed quick. They’re cradling their Shamu toys and drifting off to sleep. And so am I.