Thanks for coming back! I know you’ve been holding your breath since yesterday. You’re anxiety ridden while waiting to find out where we spent our extra day in Orlando and wondering if we got to see the space shuttle launch. If you missed the prior installment click here to catch up!
Did you know that military members AND their families get in FREE in 2011? I was so touched by that. It’s costs about 80 smackeroos to get into the park normally! What an unexpected bargain!
I had reservations though. My inner animal activist said “Don’t go!” But my inner mother said that my boys would love it. So we went.
And I loved it.
I got to see manatees!
I’ve loved manatees since the fifth grade when my class sponsored two that were being tracked by scientists. Their names were Boomer and Shane. Oh the important facts that fill my brain.
The Pilot got to ride his very first roller coaster. Can you believe he had never ridden a roller coaster?
Of course, there were dolphins. Burtch wasn’t sure he could trust them enough to turn his back to them.
Lawson was in awe.
And then there was a whole entire awesome children’s area with a water playground…
A huge hit.
But I think this was everyone’s favorite part…
No, not me reaching into my shirt to rehook my nursing bra after publicly breastfeeding my toddler. Although I think Lawson was cheering for moms that nurse in public. Yay!
I was referring to the killer whale show!
We sat in the splash zone and after we got the first soaking Burtch kept giving “splash” hand signals he wanted more! I still ask him every once in a while what to do to make the whales splash and he remembers the signal even 8 months later.
That’s not the “splash” sign. That’s the “I’m going to crush your tiny head” sign. I don’t think the killer whale trainers were doing that one.
This was a perfect day except when we got the news that Endeavour would definitely not launch the next day.
We said goodbye to Sea World- literally. We have to say goodbye to something whenever we leave or there will be a melt down.
Early the next morning we left Orlando believing the Davis’ would never witness a space shuttle launch in person while simultaneously filled with grattitude for the irreplaceable experiences we did have.
<Insert sound of screeching tires>Wait! Haven’t you learned anything from me? Don’t give up yet! Come back tomorrow to find out if we got to see a launch! You only think you know what happened. Well, ok, you probably have a pretty good guess based on the title of the post. Smarty pants.