Tuesday, August 03, 2010


Monday we had plans to go to Universal Studios for the day before heading back to Clearwater.

I made the mistake of rushing to do The Hulk at the start before the lines. Awesome coaster! But, twice within 15 minutes was a little much for my body and I was extremely nauseous and sick for a couple hours after! :( Guess I'm getting old. :(

Braeden at first didn't want to ride the barges with Olivia, but after he did he LOVED it and they ended up going twice!!!

I was excited to see the entrance to Jurassic Park, even though they've never seen the movie! As soon as we walked through these gates we saw the end of the line that snaked through the park to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! We were headed there and knew it would be busy, but never expected this! The line to just get into that AREA of the park was over an hour!!! That was not including lines for anything else!

I didn't tell Braeden that the Jurassic ride had a big drop at the end and made him go on with O and I! :) Here they were looking at the first dinosaur.

It was a bit scary inside at the end, but I'm glad we went at least once!

After coming out of that ride, the Harry Potter line went down crazily low compared to what it was so we got in line. It took about an hour to get into Harry, we were by the dino education center and went in to use the bathrooms... I'll do Harry's area in another post (awesome!).

Braeden and Olivia each got a broom while in the Wizarding World (thanks Grandma and Grandpa!) and they had lots of stares and comments from passersby afterwards. :)

We spent a little time in Seuss land before heading out for the day.

We had lots of fun, but it was interesting that I was still saying "7" when asked how many... instead of 6... we did miss having Davids with us...


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Sara said...

Can I just say that I am totally jealous of all your summer FUN???? I am definitely in need of a BIG OUTING. But when I think of the reality of a big outing, I break out in a cold sweat. haha. Maybe next summer. :)

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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!

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