Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer Vacation

So my lovely daycare lady Miss Carrie got her much deserved one week off a year last week so we took the opportunity to take the kiddos to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. We packed up way too much crap like usual, booked a hotel room, and headed off on Thursday for a busy day. We rode the shuttle over to the park and took our time wandering from the dolphin tank, to the whale show and then finally hit pay dirt. We hadn't been there for a few years and they have since built a whole section of the park for little kids with a jungle truck ride, swings, and a HUGE jungle gym. Then we went over and checked out the butterfly greenhouse, a pool where you can touch stingrays and the walrus habitat. Luke loved watching the huge walrus swim around and rub it's face up against the viewing window. I took plenty of pictures and can't wait to get them all developed. The whole day went super smoothly and we only had a minor breakdown by the Duke as we were hustling toward the exit to meet our shuttle for our ride back to the hotel. He has this new habit of telling us that his legs don't work when he wants to be picked up. Poor Matt got his workout carrying the big sack of potatoes across the entire park.

We got back to the hotel and changed into our swimsuits and called in a pizza to be delivered to the pool. In true Lukey Duke fashion he swam like a fish and didn't want to get out. We polished off our pizza, showered/bathed the munchkins, kicked on Peter Pan and passed out. Our girl only woke up once that night which really impressed me as she has never had to share a room with us and I was worried she wouldn't be able to fall asleep with the movie on and the sound of us moving around... We got up early the next morning, Matt and Luke headed back to the pool for one last dip while I repacked all of our stuff.

We stopped at the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield on the way home and were bummed that the tour line was insane. We bought sours for Duke and root beer for us and then jumped back on the road.

Luke told me last night that he had a great time, but that next time all he wants to do is swim and eat jelly beans... I love that kid!

Pictures to follow as soon as they are developed :)

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