Dolphin Tale finally came to the $3 theater this weekend and so Eric took the girls on Saturday, he said it was one of the best movies he's seen in a long time. Kind of fun because over the summer we went to Florida for a week and we went to the aquarium where Winter is, we got to see her and watched as she had her prosthetic tail put on. Amongst the other things we did it was a really fun trip.
We flew into Tampa and spent our 1st day re-united with the beach which is one of the main things we have missed since leaving CA.
Our 2nd day we went to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, see Kate's face? we were all hot but Kate doesn't do hot very well at all, good job the aquarium is small and so its easy to get to see everything in just a few hours. We saw the Winter presentation where they talk about her rescue and rehabilitation and then browsed the other exhibits they have, all of their animals are rescues, its was a fun place, they have movie props and some of Winter's older prosthetics.
After the aquarium we headed over to Honeymoon Island State Park, Kate was still feeling hot and wasn't so sure about this but we got out of the car and collected some awesome shells.
Then we wanted to hit another section of the beach there, we had to convince Kate to get out of the car and good job we did, we spent the rest of the day at the beach playing in the water and digging in the sand, the girls loved how warm and shallow the water was, this beach was awesome as there was a sand bar that created a little pool that the girls played in for hours.
The next day (pics on Eric's phone) we went to a place called Big Cat Rescue, anyone that knows Kate knows she loves big cats and its a sanctuary for rescued big cats, its quiet and you go around in small groups and can get pretty close to the cats. After that we headed to Orlando for the main reason for our trip, to see the cousins! My brothers girlfriend was there with her parents. The girls spent the afternoon getting re-acquainted with their English cousins and playing in the pool.
The next day we went to Daytona Beach, another day filled with sun, sand, sea and cousins. It ended with the loudest thunder storm I have ever heard in my life.
Our last two days we spent at Sea World, the girls had a great time there watching the shows, seeing the exhibits and spending time with their cousins. We had a fun time, it was great to get away and Sara asks me about every other day now about going to see her cousins again.