Our son turned 21 in January, and we flew out on his birthday for a fun trip to Florida!
This wasn't the relaxing, beach vacation we had earlier! Nope, this was a four theme parks in five days – ride as many roller coasters as you possibly can kind of trip! Our son loves roller coasters, too ;)!!
We stayed at the Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal – it was so gorgeous I literally took pictures of the elevators! We spent the first day at Busch Gardens with my brother, Kevin (who as a side note – also loves roller coasters). He lives in Tampa, and we don't get to see each other as much as we'd like. So, it was super fun to spend lots of time with him.
Here we all are waiting in line to ride Sheikra!
We did enjoy all the animals, too. The guys had fun feeding the kangaroos
We spent the second day at Sea World, where we found our new favorite roller coaster, The Manta
It truly is like you're flying – eek! It was amazing. We road it like 4 times ;)
We really enjoyed seeing all of the sea life, and watching the fun shows
We took Alec to Sea World when he was only 2, and look at him now – all grown up!
Oh, and they let you pick an oyster and get the pearl out of it now! Here they are making up the necklace for mine
I chose the one with three dolphins holding the pearl, and I love it
We spent the last three days at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios
They have a really pretty boat ride that takes you from the hotel to the parks
Not only did we ride a lot of fun things
But, we ate a lot of really good food
like the most amazing chicken carbonara
and the best pizza we've ever eaten.
Oh, and we also all tried Sushi for the first time YUCK (but the guys loved it ;)
And, since he just turned 21, we tried lots of fun drinks, too
And before we knew it, we were taking our last boat ride back to the hotel
and singing "Time for Me to Fly" with the boat radio.
We can't wait to go again next year!