Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Something To Do

I was pretty beat yesterday, so I didn't feel much like writing anything. It's even a wonder that I managed to post a picture.

Yesterday I took Evan to Sea World. Admittedly, it was much more fun to go to Sea World with a 5 year old than it is to go with a group of adults. We spent a lot of time in the Sesame Street play area, though, which is where the rope net play structure was. We also went to a few of the animal shows and some of the rides. Evan especially enjoyed the water rides, where just about everyone on the car/boat gets drenched. We also went to a 3-D movie, where they had more than just the visual effects with the special polarized glasses. We got wet in that movie, too. We didn't do too much damage when it came to cash flow, but food is somewhat pricey at Sea World, even with our year pass discount. I was tempted to go home for lunch and return, but then I'd be dealing with parking in the outer limits of the parking lot. I sort of miss Sea World the way it used to be, before all of the rides and the overly touristy feel. I would much rather go to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps or the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but I had a wonderful day with my grandson, and we'll be returning to Sea World, even if it's just to play on the ropes.

Today we flew kites in the back yard, read books and played with Hotwheels monster trucks in the dirt. Evan is still amped up. I need a nap...

Yesterday's song:
Up - Shania Twain - Katiefeldmom

PEACE

5 comments:

leslie said...

You are the BEST grandmother! (But I can't believe that you're a grandmother, ya know?)

AKA Alice said...

One of my favorite things to do when my kids were small was to take them (in the morning, before the crowds) to the playground at Seaworld...it IS just the best!

You are a great grandma!

KatieFeldmom said...

We took Brian 2 years ago and his favorite part of the whole day was those ropes!!!

Anne said...

I miss SeaWorld. It sounds like you both had a lot of fun. Did you get the Shamu splash???

Depeche Mode!!

Irene said...

Leslie,
Awwww, shucks. Thanks.

AKA Alice,
We arrived at SW around 10 AM and left by 4 PM, plus it was a Tuesday. Perfect! Yeah, let the kids run around at the Sea World playground for a long time so they go to bed early! It works every single time.

Anne,
SW sure has changed. I sort of miss the way they had the Japanese gardens and a few other features. I suppose they're making more money with the rides. Winner!n Somehow I sort of knew you'd get that song. ;)