9.16.2013

Post Cruise...Orlando, FL

We were too cheap to visit the actual space center (Kennedy Space center...who knew admission was $50/each!), but we did find this free space center. Liam was in space ship heaven! When later asked what his favorite part of Florida was (which it can be disputed that he may not comprehend that question) he'd always reply "the spaceships"!
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We had some time to kill before we could check into our hotel, so why not visit the beach?!
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Seaworld!
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We arrived at the Shamu show 5 minutes before it was supposed to start.  There were absolutely NO seats left in the huge stadium...except the very front row.  And there's a reason those seats labeled "Splash Zone" were the only seats left.  Needless to say, I didn't take out my real camera, but I was able to get some footage on my iphone (which is in a waterproof case).
A 20 second roller coaster ride. (Please note- this was post the Shamu show in which we had front row seats in the splash zone...thus the smeared mascara, etc. (that Chad never bothered to mention to me!)).
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And equally exciting train ride.
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Clyde & Seamore show. This one was sooo cute! If you ever get a chance to go to Seaworld, make sure you get to this one & get there early! There's a funny pre-show thingy. :)
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We got to do "Dine with Shamu". It was pretty cool, except for the fact that Liam only ate a hot dog & jello & we paid a $19 for his ticket in. Oh, & he decided he had to go "pee pee in toilet" during the climax of the Shamu presentation.
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Since we were drenched by the first show & there's a lot that you miss when you're in the front row, we decided to go back & catch the last showing from a little higher :)  I was surprised how captivated Max was while watching all the shows.
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Chad's dad drove down from Jacksonville to see us. It was fun seeing him. He's so cute with the boys- especially Liam. & we had a fun time going to Downtown Disney with him. Cool atmosphere. And it's always a hit with boys (no matter the age) when there's legos.
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I have to admit, before the vacation, I was wondering, 'What vacation can ever seem that fun after traveling to Spain?', but really, it was so much fun! A totally different adventure & experience.

I can tell Liam loved it too because now he includes in each prayer he offers- "please bless the dolphins and please bless the whales...and please bless the beach and rocket ships...".

And that's it folks!  Both for these posts on this vacation...and for a while seeing how we did a fabulous job at totally depleting our vacation budget for awhile. I think our next vacation will be a little simpler :)

2 comments :

  1. Greetings Michelle! Looked like the trip was a success! My name is Heather and I was hoping you could answer a question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)

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  2. The boys in their swim diapers looked so cute, it was cracking me up. Andrew looked through all these pictures and is now dying to go to SeaWorld! :)

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