Monday, October 31, 2011

Magic Moments Trip - Day 3 (Oct. 11)

We spent Day 3 at Sea World.  After entering the park, we rushed to the Whale & Dolphin Theater to see “Blue Horizons.”  Other shows we attended were “Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island” at the SeaLion & Otter Stadium and “One Ocean” at the Shamu Stadium.  There was A LOT of walking.  The park is fairly large, and you often have to race to the opposite side of the park to get to the next show.

We stopped at the “Sharks Underwater Grill & Bar” for lunch.  One wall of the restaurant is the side of the shark aquarium.  The kids enjoyed watching the sharks & other fish swim by as we ate.  Afterward, the kids fed shrimp to the sharks in the tank outside the restaurant.

We also enjoyed many of the other rides and attractions in the park, and Criss and the kids had a great time on the ropes course.

One of the highlights of the day was feeding the dolphins at Dolphin Cove.  Autumn’s GKTW button got us into the feeding at no charge.  They walked by and asked how many trays we had purchased.  I said I didn’t know, that we had gotten in with Autumn’s button.  She said, “You get as many as you want then,” and left us four trays.  J  We all had such fun holding the fish up for the dolphins and then petting them under the chin.  (They said the dolphins don’t like to be touched on the top of the nose.) 

A couple of them even plopped themselves on the ledge in front of us and let us rub their sides.

Tuesday evening we attended the Poolside Cookout & Bash at the GKTW Village.  We ate grilled hamburgers, and the kids ran through the fountains and played in the pool.  The pool was VERY cold.  Silas hardly noticed, but Autumn didn’t stay in very long.

Give Kids the World (GKTW) has a snow cone machine that they bring out for all of their parties.  The kids couldn’t have any of the syrup because of their food allergies/intolerances, but they loved eating the ice!


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