The Second day in San Antonio we thought we'd be all smart and get there RIGHT when the gates opened so that we could get the rest of the rides out of the way, watch the shows and then enjoy the water park at the very end before we left. The thought was there. The intention was good. However, we all failed to read on the map the day before that even though the park opens at 10, NOTHING besides the aquarium opens till ELEVEN. Sure, go ahead, get in a line. Sure, go ahead, get there early. It's not like you can DO anything there. Lame-o.
However, once it actually opened for business, we were kinda in good spots to get in early on the rides we wanted to go on. Or THOUGHT we wanted to get on. The roller coaster LOOKED tame enough. (those are the girls standing under the track...) It didn't LOOK like it was going to try to slam your vertebra down through your tail bone. Six story vertical drop with only lap belts, no back support ... and a lot of jerking about. Yaaay ... let's never do that again. Ever. This is what Jenie looks like right after she thinks she's going to die... and what I look like ... It wasn't pretty my friend. Not pretty at all.
We all headed over to watch the Shamu show after that ... and Michael's face expresses just how incredibly powerful the show is. He's not looking all "Holy Crap!" cause he just got SOAKED (haha, that's Lily's face) - he's looking like that because the show is just ... emotional. I have seen the show three times now and I still get choked up.
The water skiing show was to watch also ... it's pretty fun to see what YEARS of doing something athletic can bring about... a career at Sea World ;) Seriously, though. It'd be cool to say your job is water skiing at Sea World.
The rain and lightening had started coming down by this point so we scurried over to the last show we had hoped to watch. They kept delaying the show because of the lightening and high wires and what not involved, which gave the kids a chance to talk to the whale trainer before the cancelled the show entirely.