Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Second Half of the Trip

I'm just getting around to posting about the second half of our awesome week in Orlando with my parents and AnnDee. I think I left off last when we were about to go diving in the Aquarium at Epcot. The do not allow you to take anything with you but your swim suit so I don't have pictures. We did have a videographer on the dive though and got a video of it from them. It was VERY COOL! Epcot's awuarium is the largest in North America. They had some great sea life in there; 2 large loggerhead sea turtles that were very friendly, 5 shark (some sand sharks and one black tip reef shark), some sting rays and a very cool and decent sized eagle ray, and a bazillion fish of all kinds. I swear there was a grouper in there the size of a small child! We were down for about 45 minutes and had a great time. We also enjoyed the "behind the scenes" tour we got to do before the dive. It's amazing to me that they will spend thousands of dollars on a tiny little fish if it gets sick. They will make it better! :0) I'll see what I can't do about getting a few clips off the video to post just because it was so much fun.

On Wednesday we headed out for another full day of parking at Animal Kingdom. We started off with the cooler than ever Bug's Life 3-D interactive show in the big Tree of Life. That is always a classic. Something new to us this time around was "Finding Nemo - The Musical." This was complete Broadway material and was super cute and clever. We loved it! The animals at this place are amazing, especially on the African Safari. Easton LOVED the safari (it was a good thing too as we had to stand in line for nearly an hour to get on it before the park closed).






Here are a few shots of the pirate ship in one of the kids pools at our resort. On the days that we hung out at the resort Easton and AnnDee had a blast at the pool and played in it all day long. We really had to twist their arms to even get out to eat. They had such a great time together!




Thanks again mom and dad! We had a blast!

8 comments:

Sandie said...

Love the pics, especially the last one!

Frei Family said...

Looks like you had a blast! Yes, I know that Zack is a dandy. He thought he was pretty smart from his cousin serving a mission in Japan.

Sara said...

Fun pictures! We're camera shopping--what kind of camera do you guys use? I'm hoping it's not a super-fancy one, b/c our budget is pretty limited. I really like the way your pictures turned out!

Erin said...

What a fun trip Jess! Loved your pictures. The one of you guys sliding is so stinkin' cute!

Jo Buckner said...

Looks like you guys sure had a great time...love the pics!

Tia said...

That pool is at your hotel!? Where did you stay? My kids would FREAK over that pool!
Your pics are so much fun. I'm glad you had a great time, it makes me want to go SO bad!

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ammon and hayley said...

hahah AnnDee is such a cheese ball!! Ammon and I want to come see you so bad!! If we weren't so poor we'd drive out there right now!! Dang being poor!