Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Orlando Day 3

Day 3 brought us to Sunday...

Olivia's world passport which she was given at the end of her Make a Wish Trip to Disney has been just amazing!  We have gotten in to so many many things, free, that we probably never would have gone to otherwise, today was one more of those days.

Wonderworks is this cool looking place that looks like so much fun!  We saw one in TN when we vacationed there, but it was too pricey to justify going.  Since it was listed on our passport, I thought this was the perfect time and way to check out the one in Orlando.

The outside looks like a huge building has crash landed upside down, with steam and noises to "prove" it!  Unfortunately my lens had condensation on it and I didn't realize it until later. :(

Inside were areas of different science and other gadgets that were just FUN!  The kids loved the huge bubbles!

I loved the display that had a tank of water for you to put your hand inside, which was the same temp as the water would have been when the Titanic sank.  WOW!  Talk about a reality check!  I never thought much about how cold the water would have been for those who did make it long enough to even be in the water swimming.  IT WAS FREEZING!

We had lots of fun with many of the things inside...
Olivia "slept" on a bed of nails!

We played air hockey with a virtual puck and used the shadows of our hands to hit it... so cool!

We thought that this room was very cool...

It was fun, BUT would it have been worth the $70 it would have otherwise cost (Liam was FREE)????  I doubt it. :(  But very fun! :)

We then headed back to the house for lunch, naps, and, you guessed, more swimming!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

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Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
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Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
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But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
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