Sea World was my favorite! I thought they did a great job of making it fun for kids and entertaining for adults as well! This was a first time for all of us. I've heard about all the fun shows and stuff at Sea World but to experience it was really neat. I didn't realize how emotional it could be. I loved the dolphin show and Shamu of course!
S & H had a great time checking out all the sea creatures and riding the rides. They loved it all! We tried to hit all of the shows and I think we only missed one. They rode all the rides that were open and visited all of the creatures and stuff. We even took a ride over the bay. It was short but really neat to see the view of the bay and the beach. The temps were a little cool but not bad. It was about 70 that day which was great until the boys and I decided to ride the rapids. Somebody had the time of their life soaking the living daylights out of me with the water gun. I came out of there soaked to the core. However, the boys thought it was hilarious and we all laughed and laughed.
The pictures are all really cheesy but at least we took some. This is the first vacation we have really invested a lot of mileage and cash for. I'm glad we did it. S & H are old enough to remember and they learned a lot and we really had a nice time.
Taking Crew with us was quite a challenge and also such a blessing. He is the light of the family and we would have missed him if he was left behind. He loved watching the dolphins, touching the stingrays, and splashing in the starfish pool. Because Crew is two... water was definately a motivator and he spent a lot of time with his hands in it.
DH was great with the boys! He took them on the rides while I tried to get Crew to take a nap. We met later at the 4-D show. Crew wouldn't wear the glasses and wasn't at all interested in watching the show so DH stood at the back of the theater with him while I got to sit and relax. I actually had never seen a 4-D show before and was totally caught off guard when the catfish spit water in my face. LOL. Definately an experience you wouldn't want to miss.