Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Orlando For SeaWorld With Madison

This is the last post about our FL trip and the big thing Madison wanted to do – make the 1½ hour drive over to Orlando for a SeaWorld day.  These folks know how to make money - $89 admittance, $20 parking, and my first ever $6.50 Bud Light (we made sure we ate just before going into the park). 

We saw most of the shows, except I missed the whales, and I thought the dolphin one was very professional (the seal/walrus was poor).  In addition to the dolphins, it included folks doing acrobats above the water, divers, and live birds flying around.  Following are a few shots with some using the repetitive shot “sports feature” of the camera. 

As I watched a bunch of tired looking folks heading for the exit, I was sure of one thing - this adventure is made for 40 year olds with kids and not 65 year olds with grand kids - it took me two days to recover J

Photos best if enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


4/30/13 meal date


  1. I know what you mean Larry, but I bet Madison had a great time. I look at people with kids and think to myself I don't know how they do it.

  2. Are you kidding me? I'm going to be 40 in October, I have no kids and I still wonder how people in their 20's and 30's can keep up with them!!! lol And I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks that those parks rob you blind :) Oh goodness, I'm starting to sound like my dad! ha!
    Well.. at least you got some really good pictures.... and I'm sure Madison had a fantastic time.

  3. I'm impressed that you used the repetitive setting on your camera. I tried it once up in RMNP at the Alluvial Fan fast running river. Never used it since. A river wasn't one to experiment with, photos were "yawn". I've been to Sea World but it was a paid event for work. Had no idea it was that expensive. I can't imagine how much food would have been, smart to eat ahead. And LOL about two days to recover ...

  4. I know exactly what you mean, Larry. I swear my kids were trying to walk me to death for 3 weeks. They almost succeeded.

  5. Larry, We went through Sea World in Miami back in February 2012 with Dawn Marie. It was tiring but we really like the critters! Admission to just about anything is expensive nowadays... The only good deals I know of are the lifetime fishing license (TN) for old codgers like us and the National Park Pass for old retired folks. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  6. HA HA ---I hear you!!!! I wouldn't choose to do that at my age... BUT--I'm sure your granddaughter enjoyed it. GADS--can you believe how expensive those kinds of events are these days... Hope that Bud was worth it!!!!


  7. Hooray for taking Madison to Sea World, even if it did wear you out. Your new header photo is awesome - talk about flying fish!

  8. We took our kids to Sea World many years ago. It's obviously gotten much fancier and much more expensive. I am glad you recovered from the experience.

  9. Holy Smokes! I haven't been to Sea World since I was a kid and I don't recall it rivaling Disney in price. Yikes! I'm sure she absolutely LOVED it though and it was well worth it. What a fabulous trip!

  10. We lived in Florida for years but never went to SeaWorld. I know Madison must have enjoyed the day and you are a good sport. :)

  11. Well put, Larry. $6.50 for a beer? It should have come free with the $89 admission, lol.


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