Sunday, July 5, 2009

Universal and Islands of Adventure

While we were in Sebring, we had planned to make a trip to Universal. For the past several years, Universal has sent out free tickets for teachers. This is not the first time we have taken advantage of them, and I am sure it wont be the last either.

When we got there, the sky was very gray and threatening to rain. So we decided to go to the Dr. Seuss section first and let Cale ride a few rides. I didnt know how long he would last before he was ready for a nap, so I thought he should ride first. He rode the merry-go-round first. He loved it!

Here are Cale and Daddy waiting to get on....

Within a few minutes the rains arrived. We made a mad dash for the nearest restaurant for shelter. Inside it looks like a train that goes all the way around the restaurant. Each of the train cars is a booth to eat at and then there is the drivers seat at the front. Well of course Cale had to drive!

After it slacked off, he wanted to ride the merry-go-round again :)

Before long it was a steady rain. We decided it would be best to get a poncho to put over the stroller. Well Cale wanted no part of that. He didnt like that he couldnt see. Every time we put it up there, he would pull it off. At one point, Bryan put the poncho on Cale. That was hilarious. He hated it, so it didnt last long!

It rained off and on until about 3:30 or so. After that it cleared up and it was great. We were able to visit both parks while we were there. It was a full day. We arrived at 9:30 and didnt leave until about 9:30 that night. Cale was such a trooper! He did great. We made it all day on one nap and no melt downs :)
Of course we had to stop in front of the NASCAR Cafe on our way out!
Cale made it until we were about 30 seconds from the car and then he crashed!

All-in-all it was a great day. The rain was probably the best thing that could have happened. It kept it from being way too hot and miserable. We will definitely take this trip again.


Tina Davis said...

very very cute!! he looks liek he had a ball! and yes sometimes rain is a blessing!!

Abbi said...

adorable! looks like yall had a great time!

TheVanzants said...

can't wait to take Reese to a theme park :) maybe this was my inspiration...:)