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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sea World, San Antonio

Tuesday was Sea World day! We left Austin at 8:30am, heading for San Antonio.
lf to rt:
Mason, William, Dane, Seamore the Sea Lion, Matthew, Clark.

William is Mason's friend. They met through their volunteering mothers but bonded over skateboarding and all things cool! William is 11 yrs old and fit right in the group!

We headed straight to the water park, Lost Lagoon.
Dane enjoys pulling the lever to squirt unsuspecting people around him.

Cousin Matthew waves from atop the Splash Attack.

Clark, Matthew, William, and Mason wait for the big bucket to get full of water. Once full it tips over delivering a massive wall of water to the crazies waiting below. Like so.......
The four big boys went off together while Dane and I meandered through the water areas appropriate for his age. At one point, Dane and I were cruising the Lazy River. From behind I hear voices saying, "He wants to trick the HOT life guards so he can get mouth to mouth," followed by the distinct laughter of cocky young male teens. I look over to see my four "wild boys" floating beside us. The best part is.... they didn't see me! I had a unique opportunity to hear and see them in their unfiltered persona. HA! HA! (Don't worry, I busted them at later when we met up for lunch. Oh, and the "he" that wanted mouth to mouth was MATTHEW! They ALL agreed though there were several HOT life guards.)

We all had lunch togther at Mango Joe's Cafe.
Dane, worn out from the water play, thoughtfully munches on chicken fingers.

From here, the Wild Boys went off to ride the coasters. Dane and I went off to find the little kid rides and visit the Penguin House. We all met up for the Ski Show, with Chinese Acrobats as an opener.
See the spoon in the air? This talented lady had tossed up all the items onto her head, with her foot, while riding the unicycle and caught them ALL! Next was the Chinese Face Changer. I had never heard nor seen anything like this. It was wild watching him dance around and then in an instant, the face mask would change. There was a barley noticeable jerk
of his head as the change took place so I suspect the masks either start or end up in the hat. I base that assumption on the shape of the hat. But I am not sure!!

It was amazing to watch this guy. The very last switch revealed the performer's real face. (No picture, sorry!)
Here the Wild Boys and Dane watch intently trying to figure out how the face changing guy was doing his trick.

The next photos are generated by the boys saying, "Get a picture of this!" So, for your viewing pleasure, here are some Ski Show pictures.......




After the Ski Show, we hustled over the Viva! It is still a GREAT show no mater how many times you see it. My favorite part is the divers who dive off the giant swing. They are so amazing to watch! (No pic of Viva. I like to watch it instead of shoot it.)

All the boys headed to the Shamu's Harbor to play on the enormous ship shaped play structure. From there we headed to the last show of the night, "Shamu Rocks Texas." This show is set to popular music of today with a "Garth Brooks Wanna-Be" host. This show was a great way to end the night.

I'd say we had a "Rocking Good Time!"
Here is one last group picture at the Pflamingo lake. Very telling of the Wild Boys!!!!!! HA!

We left the park, drove to New Braunfels, and met Grandlally and Grandad at Taco Smell. We left NB, drove back to Pville. We delivered William to his house then came home. Ed was still at the Pville City Counsel meeting so I carried sleeping Dane inside. Everyone got showered and in bed by midnight. Whew! What a long hot but fun day it was!

1 comment:

Ross Hudgens said...

Hey Lisa & Ed,

I am a consultant for SeaWorld Parks, and I saw your site's event reports of your SeaWorld San Antonio visit and wanted to say thank you. Posts like these go a long way towards getting people in the park and spreading education and smiles around our animals. It means a lot!

I am reaching out today to see if you would consider linking to the San Antonio park on the page. We greatly appreciate the trip report but every little link can go a long way towards helping both your readers and potential park goers learn more about what we do and increase visibility around SeaWorld so more people can learn, smile and have fun! If you think that might be worth doing, our park link is here: http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sanantonio/.

I know that's a lot to ask and I greatly appreciate it if you would consider it - what you've done already is super appreciated and if nothing else, consider this comment a thanks!

Hope you have a great week. :)

Cheers,
Ross @ SeaWorld Parks