The weather cooperated with us. There were clear roads. However the temperatures were not friendly. We had to keep re-wearing our cold weather outfits. Never touched the shorts or swimsuits. The temps were in the 50s the entire trip. Oh well- we still did everything we wanted to and next time I will pack lighter since we got along fine.
The first part of the trip was devoted to Sea World and Gatorland. Both were great. Sea World is a fan favorite for me. I love the shows and the slower pace. There are some killer roller coasters that (when they were in operation mode) were very fun! I thought it was interesting that during the line for the coaster called 'Kraken' the announcement recording kept saying that you should make certain that your artificial limbs were securely fastened. I guess that is what 8 years of war will do to a population.
The Shamu show has gotten pretty touchy feely and almost made my 15 year old puke. However if you are into that stuff you may just change your life to fit your dreams after coming out of the show. Either that, or take up whittling and make yourself a whale-tale necklace. The dolphin show brings tears to my eyes when those parrots swoop overhead. I could do without the princess visiting the world of the dolphins theme though. Here are some photos of Sea World for you. I will have to save Gatorland for another post because ...it was just that special.