Monday, May 19, 2014

Sea World!

The final day of our trip was spent at Sea World. I had never been before so I was excited to see what it was all about. 

One of the first things we did was go on the ride in Antarctica and then saw the penguins. 

Unfortunately Harrison couldn't ride any rides at Sea World so we just took turns with James. 

Both kids were somewhat captivated by the sea lions. 

Time out for a beverage break
 They had a big area with kiddie rides and it was almost completely empty. James got to ride them all by himself with no wait! 

Harrison enjoyed the music area 

One of the highlights- a train you can ride and James got to be the conductor. 
The conductor
Our attempt at a picture
James is actually smiling! But what is H doing exactly??? 
James and I rode a roller coaster. He was fine and then we started the climb to the top (which was much higher than I realized) and he said, "I want to get off this thing!!!!!"  Luckily it only last about 30 seconds then it was over. 

 He totally suckered me into letting him play this game where you pick a duck and get a prize. 

And this is what he chose. 
Then it was time for some lunch! 

Oh Harrison- under, over, and into everything

 Then we went to get seats for the Shamu show. Since we had to wait for awhile we decided to get ice cream for dessert to eat in the stands. 

Family selfie 

I don't know how much longer Harrison is going to accept eating plain cheerios while the rest of us get ice cream 

When the show started James was captivated... for about 10 minutes 

The he started with the, "It's taking TOO LONG" so he got up and started dancing in the aisle 

Every time people clapped H got excited and joined in

And then..... look at what happened!!!!! 

That afternoon Ryan had more stuff to do at the conference. I did what I considered to be a huge accomplishment in that I took both kids to the pool by myself. 

That night we went to dinner and let's just say that it was one of those times that you realize after the fact that you just paid a lot of money to be miserable and you should have just eaten a bowl of cereal back at the condo. The kiddos were just not into sitting nicely and having dinner. Oh well! 

H was a big fan of the Florida oranges 

And of the pineapple 

Bribery to make it through the meal
Early the next morning it was back to the airport . This time we were lucky to get to use the luggage cart

And just a few pictures to have a glimpse into flying on a plane with the Holland crew 

 We sure were glad to be back in our home sweet home. A couple hours after arriving back we decided we needed to go to Superior Grill for happy hour to celebrate surviving the vacation. :) 

Overall it was a fabulous trip and I am already begging Ryan to let us go again.  He did tell me the conference would be in Orlando again in a few years so we shall see! 

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