Hello everyone! Hello, month of July. 🙂 Me and family got very busy the last week. We went to Seaworld San Antonio and Schlitterbahn New Braunfels. It’s been five years since the last time my husband and I had a trip to San Antonio. That was before baby. This time, we have K with us. We wanted her to see the Shamu Show and Clyde and Seymore, the sea lions. With her fascination with sea creatures, our darling daughter had a wonderful time at Seaworld. Her favorite attractions at Seaworld were the Shamu Show, Clyde and Seymore – Sea Lion High, and the Journey To Atlantis Ride. We got soaking wet at the Shamu Show because we were sitting in the splash zone, really close to the tank. That was really fun.
At the Shamu Show – Seaworld San Antonio
After the Shamu Show, we walked towards the Flamingo spot. Here K met a new friend and they fed the flamingos and the ducks together. My daughter is a social butterfly.
K met a new friend at the Flamingo area.
When she finished feeding the Flamingos, my hubby let me and K ride the Shamu rollercoaster for kids. Boy, she wanted to ride that again and again. But we got very hungry so we had a late lunch. Full from lunch, we walked to the next attractin – Clyde and Seymore Sea Lion High. It was a comedy show. We had so much fun laughing and of course, got splashed again.
Sea Lion High Show – Seaworld San Antonio
Journey To Atlantis Ride
Last but not the least attraction we experienced was the Journey To Atlantis. At first, K didn’t want to go try to ride. She just wanted to get wet in the huge splash of water as the carriage went down. That was so much fun, too.
Big splash from Journey To Atlantis ride
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Visited the Disney Store for the very first time.
After a very fun double birthday celebration this afternoon, I took my darling daughter to the mall. It’s been a while since our last visit to the Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, Texas. Besides the play area, there is a carousel located on the second level by the food court. That’s what K asks me sometimes – if we can go to the mall where the round-about is. And because my girl friend’s daughters’ birthday party was held at her house in Frisco, I thought I’d take K to Stonebriar mall and let her ride the carousel. Oh she got so excited when she saw the big carousel. The cost to per ride is $2. But there are two token machines where you can get tokens. I bought 5 tokens and boy, K had fun switching horses. I felt a little dizzy after that five 2-3 minutes duration spins.
K was very happy riding the carousel.
I didn’t know that the Disney Store is just right across the food court. So when we got off the carousel, K quickly saw the store. Oh my goodness! She wanted to go inside. And so, today was quite memorable because it’s the first time she went to the Disney Store. K was very fascinated with the Disney characters on display, the toys, and the castle. Some of the stuff for sale aren’t cheap so I was kind of nervous K will ask me to buy something out of the budget. And she did. She said she wanted to get a new tea set and she picked the Belle character tea set. But I told her it’s a little expensive so I talked her into buying something else. She found the Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip castle set. The price was lower than the tea set so I bought it for her. Good thing I didn’t buy the pair of shoes I saw earlier at Dillards. Whew.
We had a little snack at the food court then we went for a stroll in the mall for a few minutes. I remembered seeing a train traveling around on the lower level of the mall. My darling daughter enjoys riding on a train. So I let her ride the train for a little while. It was $4.35 per ticket per ride, by the way. Then I got the chance to sit down and rest my feet. I was on my feet for at least an hour, you know.
On our way home, K kept talking about the carousel ride and the trip to the Disney Store. I heard lots of “Thank you’s”. I am happy knowing that she had a great time. Mother and daughter day out is exhausting but seeing my child happy makes me feel happy.
She always liked to sit in the front car of the train. 🙂
One Wednesday evening few weeks ago my darling daughter and I went to get on the amusement rides set up in the parking lot of the Baptist Church in town. I told my dear husband about it and he said we can go in the evening because it’s very hot in the afternoon. He’s right. The temperature in Texas is in the 90’s now. I saw a forecast that it will start to reach three digits in the next coming weeks.
So just me and DD we went to this amusement rides. It was 8:00 in the evening when we got there and it was still bright. Kids were all around (school is out for summer break in June in the US). So kids and their families were out to join the fun. Screams of thrill and excitement all over the place. DD was very glad of what she was seeing and excited to ride. The very first thing we rode on was the Helicopter ride. It would have been the Roundabout but it was already moving when we got in line.
Amusement parks and rides are great to visit with the whole family this summer. We tried these rides and activity that evening:
On the Helicopter with my fun-loving daughter.
El Paso Express train ride. DD has ridden this five times during our visit.
Jeep & Beep
Actually, I forgot what this was called. I just made one up because as soon as the little ones got on there and the thing started moving, they began pushing those horns. 🙂
Monkey Maze – DD and I also tried the Monkey Maze. Boy, she had so much fun in that. The maze was set up going up and at the end of the maze, we had to slide. That’s what she liked so much! We didn’t have a photo because I had to go in the maze with DD. It was shown in every kids’ ride and activity that children below 42″ tall has to be accompanied by an adult.
The Twister – Again, I just made up this name for that type of ride where we were buckled inside a round thing almost look like a coffee cup. It was spinning in its place as the whole ride thing did. It made me very dizzy. I was screaming while DD was laughing. That was the last ride for the night.
Availing the rides and activities required a ticket. It’s $1/ticket but for $20 you’ll get 24 tickets. I spent almost $100 for the tickets because I also had to go with DD. Some rides or activities required 3-4 tickets per person. DD and I rode more than once. But we had so much fun. My darling daughter enjoyed it a lot.