Thanks to the Read to Succeed Program including home schoolers AND their teacher…we had ourselves an almost entirely free day at Six Flags, WHICH if you are from the bay area you would call Marine World and if you were formal about you just might call it Marine World Africa U.S.A.
I had a ridiculously bad headache ALL the live long day, but despite it, I enjoyed myself beyond words.
My random thoughts and random pictures….
This ride was really really high.
Could these animals be ANY more magnificent? I love whales. I confess, I get a bit teary at the whale show. Watching my kids in awe of these animals chokes me up a little…like a Hallmark commercial. I don’t know what it is exactly.
Doesn’t she have the most amazing eyes? Ugh, I love this girl.
People sit in the splash zone. They know it’s coming. We all do. YET, it’s hilarious. Never gets old.
Isn’t he blessed, he got a pair of those eyes too! There is a lot going on in that cute little brain. I can not WAIT to hear all the things he’s going to tell me. Today he started saying “a daba daba daba”, then covers his mouth and belly laughs.
How fun is it to try and convince a 1.5 year old to go night night in the middle of a park? Um, very.
Have you ever watched an elephant get a bath? Up close and personal? I recommend it.
Dear Jesus, don’t let the fence break.
Can I have one as a pet? please? Oh. My. Word. This lady was adorable. Her name is Lucy.
I want a blue fence.
One of the kiddie rides became the day’s favorite. Well, not for the little boy next to my daughter.
Stingrays are part of the shark family. Did. not. know. that.
Seeing this look makes me smile..and smile BIG.
Upon entering the line for this ride, my 12 year old was nervous as can be. It’s a fairly calm roller coaster with no upside downs whatsoever. My daughter was pestering me quite literally about wether the ride went upside down. The child would not believe me and was begging me to ask the line attendant dude. I told her she could. She would not. So, I did what any good mom would do and when I saw the line attendant I calmly said, “this ride only goes upside-down 6 times right?” Calm voice with intent eyes begging him silently to play along with my game. He replies, “well yeah, but that’s after the under water tunnel and the ring of fire.” My daughter nearly passed out. I have nothing but love for that young man. He was brilliant.
We all survived.
Shark encounters behind thick walls of glass are magical.
Speaking of magical. Multiple times on the water ride at closing of the park make for a perfect ending to a perfect day.