Monday, April 8, 2013

back in december...

Time for major catch up! Let's go for a little time traveling back to December 2012 so I can get this done in order.
Anyway, we went on a little trip to Sea World. Like any trip south on I35, This was our first stop.
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Time for Kolaches!Then, to continue with the amazing food tour, we stopped in Lockhart for BBQ. Incredible. The meat is smoked right there 3 feet away.
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Sea World at Christmas means Santa mariachis... because why not?

Next stop was feeding the dolphins. One of Egan's favorite things to do there.
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All the shows had a Christmas theme. The porpoise show was no exception with bad holiday sweaters and nutcrackers.
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The shows were all extra fun with Christmas music to go a long with them.
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Egan got to ride his first roller coaster while we were there! I never thought he'd actually get on, but he did, and...
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... even got off smiling!
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All while Sloane took a little nap.
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That was when my dad and I got a quick chance to ride a real roller coaster. I hadn't ridden a roller coaster in years, and this one didn't disappoint!
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Egan said his favorite show was this one... The Canary Row Caper... but it went by a different name for Christmas.
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We also watched the Sesame Street show! Egan WAS. NOT. A. FAN. of the characters in costume, but for this show we were far enough away that he handled it well. :)
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There were Christmas lights everywhere. Egan was thrilled!
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We also checked out the fish, which I think was Sloane's favorite part.
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Here's a fun one...
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Egan got to play in the splash area right before we left to head home. Ironic thing was it being in the 80s when this picture was taken, and then a cold front blew through and got down to the 30s that night.
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I think we saved the best show for last. Shamu!We sat safely out of the splash zone.
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Sloane was just about done by this point. In fact, she was asleep about 30 seconds after this was taken.
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One last pic on our way out of the park with two very tired kids. They were both such champs and had a blast!
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Sea World was super fun, but one thing that had a huge impact on Egan was the Texas waffle he had every morning at the hotel. Anything shaped like our great state tastes better!
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