Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend getaway lessons learned

1. A parking attendant might tell you the place you have to park is closer to the entrance, but it will be a lie. And he will charge you $12 for it.

2. If it looks like fun, it probably is. Half of which a pregnant woman isn't allowed to do.



3. What you can do -- with a life vest -- will make you look like a dork because the extra-large life vest will fit your middle but nowhere else:



4. Don't ask your husband if you look like a Grade A dork or just a small dork while wearing a sun hat. He will evade the question and then not point out the hat isn't sitting all the way down on your head, creating a large bubble on top. So naturally, you look like a Grade A dork.

(Photo unfortunately not available.)

5. Don't walk in front of children playing with water spray guns. They don't care that you are an adult. Who is dry. And pregnant. They show no mercy.

6. It's hard to get a toddler to stop watching dolphins, especially when they're swimming upside-down.



7. Twelve bucks for parking?! Seriously?

8. Take advantage of all the fun you can, while you can.



9. Whatever they pay people who clean public restrooms, it can't possibly be enough.

10. They really should charge less than $12 for parking when you have to walk a quarter-mile to get to your car at the end of the day!

We went to Aquatica in Orlando this weekend and had a blast there! You know how I love water parks. This one is excellent. There are two water playgrounds for kids, a wave pool with a huge beach area, a lazy river, a rapids river, loads of water slides that I couldn't go on and even a few animals to see. I was told it was smaller than the Disney water parks, but it didn't feel small to me at all. We just really and truly had a fun time. Too bad we had to come home....

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8 Comments:

Blogger CaraBee said...

What a fun day! I don't know if we have any water parks around here. I suppose that is one of those things I am going to have to figure out pretty soon.

Sadly, $12 for parking is on the low end of what you have to pay around here. Major sigh.

May 18, 2009 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Sounds (and looks) like a lot of fun.

Also? **giggle** at the photo of you in the life vest. (What? I'm totally laughing WITH you, not AT you...right? Okay maybe a little AT you, but just a little. **smirk**)

May 18, 2009 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

That looks like a blast. I bet my boys would go nuts there. $12 parking? Naturally. As if the concession stands don't rip you off enough.

May 18, 2009 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

That looks like a blast. I bet my boys would go nuts there. $12 parking? Naturally. As if the concession stands don't rip you off enough.

May 18, 2009 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Momisodes said...

Good heavens! $12 for parking is rather steep. That's how much it is at Disney...and they offer you a tram.

Sounds like it was a great water park though! We'll have to try that one out next time.

May 19, 2009 at 4:47 PM  
Anonymous chelle said...

wow that park looks totally fun and it must have been a cooling effect on your hot pregnant self (even with the life jacket!)

May 20, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger TIFF said...

We paid the same $12 across the street @ SeaWorld this past weekend. Small, crazy parking, world. When you are post-partum & ready for rollercoasters again, I highly recommend MANTA @ SeaWorld - it rocked.

May 20, 2009 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Krystyn said...

That (snicker) life jacket (snicker) is totally (snicker) not funny (snicker) at all!!

Okay, bwahhhahhhahah!

Sorry, totally laughing with you:)

May 22, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

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