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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Commercial Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Final Day of 5th NAMC and our Visit to San Diego Sea World

On March 13, we had our final breakfast buffet before the conference finale.
We headed with the hotel shuttle to the airport and from there by bus to downtown San Diego.
That was for $ 0.80 by bus instead of $ 10.00 by taxi... great tip!
We enjoyed our visit at Sea World from 11:00 till 16:00 and visited the dolphins, otters, seals show and of course the killer whales.
Very impressive—especially the getting wet of the people in the first 6 rows!!!
Pieter at Sea World with its beautiful gardens and lay out!
Pieter near some giant cacti and to the left you can just read the final characters of  the word Sea World...
Shamu was quite a highlight!
Those trainers interacting with the killer whales...
In–between performances a huge walrus came hanging over the fence and he/she spew water over the audience!
We both swear that the animal had fun doing so—and knew what it did!
Even riding on their back...
It also was a wonderful and sunny day.
We went back by bus to Downtown San Diego and then walked along the boulevard in 20 minutes back to our hotel.
Next day we went to the airport by 11:00 and flew to Atlanta at 12:45 together with someone from Limburg, The Netherlands.
We arrived in Atlanta by 19:45 and drove separately to Dublin, Georgia.
Next day after breakfast, Pieter picked up Jan Huijs at the Holiday Inn and together to the Campbell mushroom plant.
By noon he came home with Pieter and went with him to the Rotary lunch. 

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34 comments:

  1. Boa noite Mariette, gostei muito dessa sua postagem, na qual você conta
    algumas passagens suas e do Pietter nesse locais San Diego / Califórnia,
    muito bom acompanhar os feitos do distinto casal.
    Uma boa semana,
    Abraços para o casal.

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    1. Prezado Pedro,
      Encontrou seu comentário no spam – louco Blogger!
      Esta foi para nós dois uma Conferência muito especial. A 2ª vez que Pieter lecionou para o NAMC, a 1ª foi em 1979. Então a nossa visita a Tijuana e também esta visita ao Sea World foi fabulosa. Adoro compartilhá-lo com meus leitores.
      Abraços,
      Mariette

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  2. Aprovecharon bien la visita, con ese espectáculo de los delfines. Fue un acierto no situarse en las primeras filas, así no terminaron mojados y desde esa altura, el espectáculo se ve bastante bien.
    Besos.

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Encontré tu comentario también en spam, una locura.
      Sí, valió la pena sentarse más alto con una vista mucho mejor y no mojarse. También en el medio muestra esa enorme morsa colgando sobre la cerca, arrojando agua sobre la gente ...
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  3. ... unglaublich... es sieht aus wie im Film... auf dem Rücken reiten.
    Danke für die Fotos.
    Bei uns gab es heute Morgen Schnee... aber die Sonne scheint und der Frühling ist schon weit durchgestartet.
    Liebe Grüsse zu dir von Viola

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    1. Liebe Viola,
      Ja, das war eine wunderschöne Show für uns und deswegen sind wir mit den Eltern auch noch mal in Florida nach Sea World gegangen.
      Hier ist es schon warm, gestern 28°C aber wieder Regen. Für die Natur aber perfekt.
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes it sure was! We saw the otters, the dolphins and these orkas.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. I've never been to Sea World, Mariette, but it looks fabulous!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Oh, it sure was incredible.
      We took my brother next year to Orlando, FL and also my Parents the year thereafter. Both of us have been numerous times to Sea World with our guests.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Hello! What wonderful memories of your visit! And because of you, I recall a awesome trip my husband and I made with our daughter there so many years ago! Thank you for that! And have a cozy day, my friend.

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    1. Dearest Billie Jo,
      Thank you and yes, that was a wonderful day for both of us.
      Glad it rekindled fond memories for you.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Dat is een tikkeltje groter dan het dolfinarium hier in Nederland. Mooie foto's. Fijne dag, lieve groet!

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Dat zou zomaar eens waar kunnen zijn.
      Wij beiden verbazen ons nog altijd in de 40 jaar hóe groot bepaalde dingen hier in de VS in werkelijkheid zijn!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  8. Such an bloody nice post, that I enjoyed

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      It was also equally good for being there!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Oh my, I remember Shamu. I have old family movies of Sea World. IN Palo Verdi, there used to be Hanna-Barbera's Marine Land. - We used to go there a lot. It's gone now.

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      Glad this brought back fond memories for you—even if certain things are gone now...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. I would like to ride on a dolphin / killer whale.

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  11. A visit to the Sea World is always enjoyed. Pieter looks handsome in the photos, and the animal's spewing water on the audience sounds funny.

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    1. Dearest Duta,
      Oh, it was fabulous in all, even their gardens where you walked from one event to the next.
      That walrus was a hilarious act and it was obvious it had fun doing so.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. I've seen similar shows before, at Zoo de Lisboa and Zoomarine, in Albufeira, in the south of Portugal.
    xoxo

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Guess they are indeed similar and equally fabulous for getting to know those creatures.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. First Shamu Photo , There Is A Distant Hillside , I Lived On The Sucker All Through The 90's - During Those Particular Summers Sea World Blew Off Fireworks At 10pm - My Bike Rides Were An Easy Flat 4 Miles To Sea World - From There, Endless Possibilities - And Back Then , What A Cool Old Airport - Fabulous San Diego Trip And Thanx For All Your Creative Additions - You Rock

    Big Hugs ,
    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      WOW, you really lived in a very cool spot for witnessing fabulous fireworks and indeed, biking that flat area is so easy. Wish I could ride there now...
      One never knows where and how we 'almost' met!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. I visited San Diego Sea World in 1990.
    Thanks for the beautiful photos - they bring back wonderful memories.

    Hugs and blessings, dearest Mariette.

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      Guess our foot steps have often crossed at memorable locations.
      Glad it did bring back fond memories for you.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. What a beautiful place and a lovely holiday you had.

    Hope you and Pieter are keeping well. God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes it was a beautiful place and such a special 'final' day of our Conference stay!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. What a fun place. Living in California, I've actually been here. San Diego is a charming place to visit. The dolphins are such smart animals, and very gentle. I've also visited the San Diego Zoo, which was fantastic! Glad you got a chance to visit Sea World, Maritette.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Dearest Sheri,
      Oh, it was a perfect sunny day and all the shows we attended were fabulous.
      Wonderful 1st memories of Sea World and several more times we visited in Orlando, Florida with our guests.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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