Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorial Day Madness
Last week I decided we needed to go out of town Sunday afternoon for Memorial Day. After spending several hours combing web sites to find a place to go, I decided we would just stay at home. We're leaving on vacation in June, my cheap side kicked in, my family wanted to go to Busch Gardens where we have season passes, I couldn't see spending over a hundred bucks to spend the night twenty minutes from my own bed...what a dilemma? Of course, the only dilemma was within me, they wanted to go to Busch Gardens, no one else cared where we slept! So off we go Monday morning, making a nice stop at the IHOP and then on to the park! The parking lot is packed, but the park isn't bad, we jump on the Montu within fifteen minutes and are flying high, across the park on the skylift and to the world famous Shiekra, now that's a roller coaster! Three girls behind me decided they didn't need to wait with the rest of us, crawled under the bar and cut in line, I considered ratting them out, but my oldest daughter told me that was mean, I was in a bad mood so I didn't want to be mean, but line cutting is a serious offense in my amusement park opinion. We were there from 1:00-6:00 PM and I rode three rides, my baby and I rode the bumper cars together, she's seven and can't ride by herself or drive, but I did let her steer a couple of times and most certainly bumped whoever she told me too! It was a good day, ended by a nice family meal at Pancho Villa's in Zephyrhills...Aaah, what a day!

5 comments:

The 6 Karns' said...

Neil - glad you had a good day with the family! I wish we had an amusement park within 20 min. of the house! My oldest, Hunter, wants to come to Busch Gardens for a "camp experience" where they help take care of the animals, etc. Very costly, but he's planning on saving his money for it. So, if he really does do that, we'll be heading to Tampa in a year or two...

Neil said...

I love Busch Gardens, have a season pass for the one here in Tampa and have also been to the one in Williamsburg, VA. Both have good rides, are made for families and are enjoyable, both are different themes, not one better than the other in my opinion. I'm not quite as consumed with it as I was, probably because we've been several times and can go anytime we want. If you're wanting to ride roller coasters go to Cedar Point!

PT said...

We have some friends come down from Arkansas today and we're taking them to Universal on Friday. Granted it's not 20 min away, but its alot better than the drive to Six Flags in St. Louis from Champaign.
Did you get to see Pirates? What did you think?

I thought it was great, but the ending surprised me.

Neil said...

Kaitlin thought Pirates was the best yet, I thought it was OK. The ending I think leaves an open door for another Pirates, but it would have to be huge for it to work. This one was all over the place, Johnny Depp makes it what it is!

Darrell said...

Sounds like a blast. You know, as many times as I have been to Florida, I have never beento Busch Gardens. I'm going to have to squeeze that one into my plans soon.