Saturday, April 18, 2009

Busch Gardens Last Monday

Well, naturally, it was absolutely gorgeous the week before my mother came, freezing and rainy the whole time she was here, and now it's creeping up to the mid seventies with not a cloud in the sky today, and she got on the plane this morning. But we did manage to get a little sun on Monday, and it was warm enough to just wear sweatshirts instead of winter coats, so we headed up to Williamsburg to visit Busch Gardens.





Nick and I have lived here for five years now, and we've only been to Busch Gardens once! It was a lot of fun, and if you bought a ticket, you can go back all summer, so hopefully we can try it a few more times when it gets warmer. I thought it'd be a letdown- after all, we visited the Happiest Place on Earth this summer!- but it was nice, and the lines were nothing like Disney. And did I mention... ELMO WAS THERE!!!








They just opened a new kids place, Sesame Something or other. All the characters were there, and Ava is this close to being tall enough to go on the roller coaster! Maybe by the end of summer...











We were tall enough to go on the water ride (the kiddos have to be able to take three steps, if anyone is interested in going. Three steps? Kinda random, but whatev...) AND, more importantly, you don't actually get wet. So that's cool.














This was some sort of hang gliding ride...if you were taller than a child, you had to sit in a regular chair though. Poor kids, their nerdy parents spoil all their fun!










This was a little circle roller coaster, Nick said Ava was crying because she was laughing so hard! Scott enjoyed it, but he was just a little unsure, especially when it was over and we were both too dizzy to walk!









We naturally rode the train not once, but twice...









Ava on the clydesdale's (sp?) ride...












My silly kiddos...




Nick getting ready for the 4D Elmo show... WARNING! It's one of the interactive things that puffs air and shakes your seat and TERRIFIES kids. At least my kids. Why don't I learn my lesson?!?! I have now, I'll never take them into one of those again...but I've said that before...








And two tired mamas at the end of the day. But it was a great day!!!




And Scott on the ride home!

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