Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Sea World One Last Time

We bought season passes to Sea World this year and wanted to make sure we used them one last time before they expired. So despite temps in the upper 40s/low 50s with lots of clouds we drove to San Antonio. We got there right around opening and it was cold a bit windy and very cloudy. It stayed that way until around 3:00pm. Then the sun came out and it warmed up a bit.

We had a great time. The shows were different for the holidays so that was a nice treat. Our favorite was the sea lion show, which with the normal shows is our least favorite. Charlotte discovered that she was tall enough to ride the Steel Eel and was beside herself with excitement. I did not get to go on it with her - I was on the kiddie rides with Ruby and Eliza Claire. Michael said she loved it and wanted to do it again as soon as she got off. Eliza Claire rode both of the kiddie rides for the first time. On previous trips this year she has very politely refused to ride them. She has ridden the shamu express and the log ride previously and did ask to ride both again this trip. She did great. As soon as we got to the top of the first hill on the log ride she looked at me with a big smile and said, "Mommy! I haven't cried at all, yet!" She did not cry and said she had fun when we got off, though at bedtime she confessed that she "really didn't like the log ride."

Eliza Claire on the Ferris wheel and actually happy about it!

Rehm and Charlotte in the 4D movie

We rode all the rides, saw all the shows (including the Polar Express 4D) and in general had a great day! I love Sea World when it isn't crazy crowded.

We went to Sea World four times in 2009. I'd say we got our money's worth out of our passes. I doubt we'll get passes in 2010. But by 2011 I bet we are ready for more Sea World fun and by then Ruby and Eliza Claire will be tall enough for a lot more rides.

I love having kids big enough to rid real roller coasters with me.

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