Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Sunshine State...really???

THIS RAIN! Don't get me wrong, my newly laid sod is LOVING it! We have the greenest grass in the neighborhood, and I mean that in a totally boastful way! What has it been, a solid month, of daily rain? Or more? And I'm not talking afternoon Florida showers, for my friends back in TX! I'm talking monsoonal! I learned last year that there are some definite rainy seasons here, late Sept-early Nov, June and July, and late Jan-Feb. Well, I guess these beautiful tropical plants don't get green all on their own! And the rain does keep the temperatures down, thus keeping my electricity bill down. I'm trying to think positive!

But the rain DID NOT keep the crowds out of Seaworld today. I got to thinking, these people have spent THOUSANDS of dollars on their Orlando vacation and a little bit of rain (or monsoonal rain I should say) will not keep them out of the tourist spots. But we did, despite the rain, go to Seaworld today and it was fabulous. Panchos and all! I love that place. I love animals!! Therefore I love Seaworld! We did the "pay for a day, come back all year" pass. I really want to go to the new "Seaworld After Dark" that they've been advertising. Looks neat! But we were drenched and tired, so we left the park around 7ish. The girls really seemed to enjoy it. They were so good and totally into all the shows and attractions. Lexi was disappointed that we didn't get to ride a roller coaster. Maybe next time.

I can't wait for my girls to be old enough to go to Seaworld camps during the summer. I mean, if they want to! I had a cousin that used to go every year and she always learned so much about marine biology and had such neat experiences. She would go for a whole week every summer, like spend the night and all. So cool! I want to go to Discovery Cove. Has anyone ever been there? It's very expensive, but you get to really interact with the animals and swim with the dolphins and everything. It would be a neat birthday present for me...hint hint. It's something crazy like the same price as a Disney Annual Pass right? I checked into it. Once. Then I put on my pajamas and kept dreaming. But I hope that my children will love and respect animals as much as I do. Lexi is already a BIG animal lover. She was already asking today how old she has to be to swim with the dolphins and I reminded her that first, she has to be a VERY good swimmer to do what those trainers were doing.

Oh, the first of many trips to Seaworld Orlando! You gotta love living in a tourist town, rain and all!

6 comments:

tales_from_the_crib said...

i suppose it doesn't bothers shamu when he gets wet?

Stephanie said...

Sounds like fun. I want to take the kids to Sea World SA. I've never been! I think we'll wait til it cools off, gas prices go down, and Abby likes long car rides a little better!

Nickel Mom said...

Totally agree!! What's up with this? Michigan has better/hotter summers than this! Bring on the SUN!!

circus of love said...

At least the rain keeps it from being SOOOO Hot! We are waiting until the fall to go to Seaworld. I can't wait!!!

Nickel Mom said...

I'm here for the HOT!! Rain is nice...once in a while. NOT 10 days in a row!!! It's starting to get depressing!! I hear dryer weather is on the way!! Yah!! :O)

kristi said...

We have not been to the one in Orlando, but went to San Antonio this past May and it was a lot of fun. I got a lot of great photos I color-popped that turned out great. I love that place! I heard from our "Child Life Specialist" (play therapist) at the hospital that Discovery Cove is awesome!