January 01, 2010

relaxed craziness?









It was three beautiful days... sunshine and cool breezes. Perfect theme park weather for us... and 30,000 others. Crowded is an understatement. I was oh-so-thankful for the much needed "quick queue" passes that we got for Christmas. That meant that we got to go to the front of the line... every time. Kind of makes you feel like a rock star... but I was just really thankful. The passes enabled me to relax just a little bit and not run my family around the park like crazy people. Okay. We were like crazy people anyway... but it was a more relaxed crazy, if there is such a thing. And it was fun. More fun than I had expected. And more than I thought to hope for. Sheikra, Manta, the front row at Shamu... a birthday, the Polar Express, penguins & polar bears...
My brain has been rattled by big coasters and my feet are swollen from the miles we have walked... but there is a smile on my face. Because we were all together... and as my kids grow it is more and more fun. And because we have three days of camping to look forward to... which means putting my feet up and not doing all that much at all. And that sounds pretty good to me!
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13 comments:

Kay said...

Don't you just wish you could have an amusement park all to yourself sometime? I always think that... what's the deal with all the people... and then realize I'M ONE OF THEM. LOL I'm glad you had a nice, but hectic trip. Yes, camping sounds much more laid back. : )

Busy Bee Suz said...

Yes, I remember how you navigate the theme parks...with a plan and at HIGH speeds!!
Enjoy your camping...and I don't recall ever camping and putting my feet up..oh, I forgot you have Eric with you. :)
Have fun!!!

dawn said...

so glad you had a good time...and your right--as the kids get older, all of this gets more fun. Enjoy camping!

K said...

Beautiful photos! Hope your having a great vacation.

I'm so jealous of the palm trees.

Jen said...

FUN! I love Sea World!
Camping? in a tent? I hope more than your feet are up. ha!
Happy 2010!

julie said...

i am glad you are having a crazy wonderful time with your family! happy new year!

Graceful said...

Hi Dawn,
I just posted my comment on an earlier entry by accident, so I am posting again here. Just wanted to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog today -- you can "pick it up" over at Graceful! Thanks for always bringing a smile to my face!

jenn said...

perfect, just perfect!

Deidra said...

Sounds perfect to me!

Playing Sublimely said...

Oh I just love it!

A Little Of This And That said...

I'm the one left holding all the stuff at theme parks.

deb said...

You look so radiant, Dawn!

Boy Crazy said...

Looks like fun! It seems like your kids must be at a very easy age to take this kind of vacation. No diapers, naps, sippy cups, meltdowns because of hunger.... It looks like you had a great time. Happy New Year!

-elizabeth