Saturday, May 31, 2008

Great Adventure

We went to Great Adventure on Thurs. It was meant to be a couple hours that lasted aaaaallllllllllll day. We had a pair of free tickets from last fall that would have expired today, so we had to go. First, we went to this place around the corner and had the mother of all breakfasts. We really gorged ourselves and rode out to the Safari. Of course, we all had to 'go' before we started to drive through.

I normally don't take pictures of the animals anymore in the drive through. The Kid has been through there a million times (well, at least 6) and I have taken every picture there could possibly be for him to collect. He LOVES the animals. Except for this time. The Zebras had a couple new babies, and one was nursing on his mommy. It was the sweetest thing I have ever seen, so I had to dig out the camera and get a shot.


Warning: Mini Rant ahead

They freaking changed the age limit for the free kids this year. The Kid was free last Sept when we went and he was 3, well he is still freaking 3 and we were 'supposed' to pay for him. It was under 4 is free now it is under 3...read 2 AND under free. We just put him in the stroller and breezed on in and no asked any questions, which is good since the Kid has been telling people he is 4 already since we had his birthday celebration at school already. It's not like he got much taller. He could still only go on the same rides he did last year. I would have totally played the pregnancy card (ie. I CAN'T go on any rides, so why should I even have to pay??) if they gave us a hard time.

But no one did...thank goodness, because I don't know if I'd really have the balls to play the pregnant card. Then we went in and I just took a few pics. Here is my favorite. The rest didn't come out that great.

God he is getting SO big. I have another shot from 2 years ago at the same fountain. And no, he isn't on his tip toes in the shot above. The railing is no longer in his armpits!

Next year we will be getting season passes.

So the reason the day was Soooooooo long.... after we left G.A. we went to grab a bite to eat. It was aournd 3 (and breakfast had passed and we were starving), and somehow he didn't pass out, yet. So we went through McDs drive through and then headed over to the Jackson Outlets and the Stride Rite store for new shoes for the Kid. We got an awesome firtruck light up pair for only $20! Then we HAD to stop at the Disney store and spent some more money. Finally we realized it was 5:30! Ooops. The Kid STILL didn't pass out on the way home and didn't go to bed until 8:30. What time was he up the next day? .... 6:30 AM!

I can't believe that tomorrow is actually June! Half this year is almost over already...anyone else feel like it was just January??

3 comments:

AndreAnna said...

We had a great time there too - glad you got to go! I swear, I'm still tired from it, And tomorrow, we're going to the airshow, which I'm sure will also kick my ass.

Tranny Head said...

I hate when they change limits like that. Remember Independence Air? I'd earned a free flight - and then they went out of business. *sigh*

Also? Osh Kosh used to use this coupon thing where you'd spend a certain amount and they'd punch a hole in it . . . well they stopped doing it once I earned some free stuff. Bastards.

Sherry said...

Wow that is quite a height difference in him isn't it? Neat idea comparing pictures of him in front of the fountain. They grow so fast.
Age limit is set too young it should be 5 and under free cause seriously the little ones tire and half the rides aren't made for them. RIPS OFFS I tell ya, a huge rip off.
You day sounds like it was totally busy but fun and wow he was really up at 6:30am ,yikes!!!! :)
June, heck yeah , soon it will be Christmas so let's all get shopping NOW before it blind sides us!! :)