Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Busch Gardens!!

We got a tip from a friend, that Owen could get a free pass to Busch Gardens this year since he was 4 or under....well, why not right?  Busch Gardens does a "Fun Pass" where you pay for one ticket, and it turns into a season's if you go more than get your money back!!  There are other ways to save more, IF you think you'll make it more than 2 times, but we just stuck w/the Fun Passes.  (Other passes, get you 10% off food/drink purchases, and free parking).

So, one nice June day (yes, I know it's August...almost September...and I promise lots of posts to come soon!) we decided to take the kids to Busch Gardens for some fun.  Our friends, Miguel & Amy joined us.  O is infatuated with Mr. Miguel, so he was SO excited they were joining us!!

So, we stole Troy's parents' Explorer, loaded 4 adults & 2 kids, and started driving an hour and a half towards the east!!  The drive there, was fun, the Lacks' all ate, Miguel relaxed, and Amy fed Brynnleigh (yes, B eats a lot of meals in the just makes things go easier & quicker!)

We got to Busch Gardens, got our passes...and walked around trying to determine our first "ride".  Owen was back and forth w/what he wanted to do...honestly, he just wanted to ride the train around the park the entire day!!

So after about an hour, we finally got O on the rides...I had to ride one w/him, then he was good to go. Then, towards the end of the day, Owen decided he wanted to ride the "Grover" roller coaster before we left.  I was excited to ride with Owen since, he picked ME to go with him.  We got up to the line, he looks at me, and demandingly says, "I don't need you to ride w/me Momma....I'm going to ride by myself".

So, how do you react to that?  I instantly started wondering, "would I look wierd/stupid if I rode the kids' roller coaster by myself?"  I was upset, and I'm not sure if it's because he was growing up on me, or if I wasn't going to be able to ride the roller coaster.  I did the next best thing...I took a picture...and he's the last car..the ONLY kid w/out their parent...yes, I'm still upset! ; )

After that, we went home...and I briefly forgot about how I upset I was that I didn't get to ride w/O, because both kids SCREAMED/WHINED/YOU NAME IT the ENITRE way home....that 1.5 hours, seemed like 20.  O had to stop and go potty about every 2 minutes....I'm pretty sure if Amy & Miguel wanted kids, they don't now....or it's been pushed off at least 5-10 years.

We haven't been back, it's been sooo hot and we've been so busy.  We did try to go this past weekend, and even drove all the way there, to realize that the smoke from the dismal swamp fire was HORRIBLE and wasn't really safe for us to breathe, so we turned around and went back home....maybe we can get back before the end of the season!!

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