Monday, September 17, 2012

sea world part 1

We took a side trip while in Disney to visit Sea World.  I went there with my friend Jenny (Drake) Parenti and always said it was my favorite place.  Well I have since changed my mind about that but it is still awesome to see these marine animals that you can't see in your every day zoo.  Here is a sea turtle that was rescued.  They think it survived a shark attack, thus the missing flipper on the other side.  He was HUGE!

Dolphin show.  Need I say more?

Waving "hi".

We got to watch the dolphin feeding but missed our chance in the morning.  I thought about going back later to let Josie do it (dolphins are her current favorite animal) but we just got too hot.  Sea World doesn't take care of visitors like Disney does.  There weren't many spots to duck in and get out of the heat like there are at Disney World.

We got to feel sting rays.  They feel like a slimy sponge. 

Shamu!  What a show they put on.  We sat in the "soak zone" and let me tell you we soaked to the skin when those things were done splashing us. 

Beautiful flamingos.

More from Sea World to come!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


As some of you may know we recently took a surprise trip to Disney!  The view of the clouds on the "other side"!  The kids were VERY good while flying.  They couldn't stop looking out the window.  It doesn't hurt that on the back of the seat in front of you, you can now get satellite television, radio, and movies!

Epcot takes you on a trip around the world and here are the girls in front of a viking while visiting Norway. 

China.  Each country has a restaurant and multiple shops.

Germany.  To immerse you a little more into the culture many of the people working in these areas are the real deal.  It was amazing the amount of different languages we heard.

A fountain in Italy.  We ate dinner in Italy.

Another view of Italy.  We learned some Italian while eating dinner.  It was funny trying to pronounce the items on the menu but Brad made the girls do it!

Great Britain

Japan.  We said we'll have to ask Grandpa Hesler if he saw any buildings like this!

We met "the REAL SLEEPING BEAUTY".  Emeline was beside herself.  The shirts were part of the "surprise".

In the distance you can make out the Eiffel Tower.  The sun bleached it right out.  Margie has a phone because we were playing an interactive treasure hunt with it.  The characters on the phone would give us messages and we had to search around "Paris" to try to find the clues.  Some pretty AMAZING things happened when we pushed the "ok" button in certain areas of "Paris".  If we ever go again we will definitely do more of this interactive game.
More to come!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Georgia's first day!

My Georgia started school at Immaculate Heart Central this year.  I DON'T like it!  I liked my little old fashioned family when we were all together.  The sky is the limit Georgia!