Scott and I decided to splurge just a little bit and head over to Tampa Bay Busch Gardens. It is a huge amusement park with tons of different rides (although we only hit three of them, explain later) and awesome animals. We got there around 11:00AM and left at 8:00PM.We both crashed when we got home, Scott on the couch while watching TV and me in our bed while reading. 3:30AM came around and the light was on in our room and TV on in the other. We had so much fun...even with the smoldering heat. I don't think I have ever seen Scott sweat that bad, even during a basketball game. It was interesting to see how little clothing people wore. I think the most disturbing image was the 50+year old lady prancing around in a hot pink bikini. YIKES.
The first of two roller coasters that we went on. This is Gwazi. I had to convince Scott that riding in the front is the only way to go and I forgot something. Wooden rollercoasters are not too forgiving on the brain. I swear I could feel my brain bouncing around in my head during the crazy and jagged turns. Needless to say, that ride was a one timer for me. No need for repeats on that one (Oh, and these are all google images. My camera battery was dead...).
We waited in line for two water rides. They had to stop running the first one because the weather was bad (If there is lighting within 5 miles of the park, they will shut everything down until it is gone). The other ride we waited in line for over an hour (The Congo River...remember that family??? You get totally soaked). We were even IN the boat. It was taking a long time to get going then I noticed the water was draining. Hmmm...that couldn't be good. Everything stopped and people were stuck in the water in their boats. We sat there for a couple of minutes until the worker had to get us out. There was a power outage. So, we waited another 45 minutes or so (we were determined to go on this ride) and finally made it on to a 4 minute not-so-much thrill ride. Oh well, we bonded with the group on our boat, so it was still fun! Instead of hitting more rides, we went around and looked at all of the animals. They were pretty amazing!