Well, we made it. We went to Sea World. Chris's fever broke late last night and he said he was feeling much better with just a sore throat (I think he was just telling me that). The kids were so excited (& so was I).
"Seamoo" (AKA Shamu) was our first stop. This show blew me away. Killer whales weigh anywhere from 8,000 to 12,000 pounds and eat up to 250 gallons of fish a day. Christopher wanted to sit in the "splash zone" which we did (even though I did not want to get wet). I thought since we were more to the top of the zone I would miss it but no we did not and the water was so COLD. As I was watching the show I was in tears because we were there. The kids have been talking about Sea World for the past 40 something days and God had answered prayers and we were here. (I'm a little emotional at times).
We also went and saw a beluga whale & dolphin show, the kids rode a Shamu roller coaster, the older two rode a water ride with Chris, we saw a 4-D Pirate show that was so funny (there were water, sound, and wind effects), everyone rode the "log ride", ate lunch, played, lost Cooper (but found him...that's another adventure I don't want to think about), saw the "Busch Kleidsdale Horses" (spelling, not so sure on), walked about 3 miles, sweat about 250 gallons, bought souveniers & had a great time.
Another adventure I would not like to live over again is Chris getting too hot and dehydrated (remember he has been sick). At lunch he looked BAD and was shaking. He said he needed to sit for an extended period of time. Well, he ended up laying down underneath a tree, pouring water on himself and drinking. I WAS SCARED TO DEATH!!! He really looked bad. I thought he was going to pass out or worse. Once again, I am in a place with three kids who wanted to go play and ride other rides and there is my husband who to me looked like he was not going to make it. Seriously, I thought he might have a heat stroke or heart attack or something. After a few minutes he felt better and we continued our day at Sea World. I think I need a vacation to re-coop from the past two days. He is doing much better now. He is back to his normal self...making me laugh & keeping me calm.
Kaibryn told Chris as we left that this was the "funnest day I have ever had." Cooper said his favorite thing today was riding the Shamu roller coaster & Christopher said buying the souveniers. Of course he would say that, he got a pirate sword.
The kids are in bed, our room is packed and ready to go & I hope I can sleep tonight. I can't wait to see Kaityn Mae tomorrow. Hope she remembers who I am. This has been a great week full of ups and downs and alot of unexpecteds but to quote Chris's dad, "We're making memories." And that we did. As soon as we get home I will post pictures. I'm still using the motel's computer. Hope everyone has had a great week. We'll see and talk to you soon.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Posted by The Anderson Zoo at 9:57 PM