Saturday, January 30, 2010
On Saturday, we all drove down to San Diego to visit LegoLand at the Family H's suggestion. I was a little dubious about making the long drive. I mean, really, we were just minutes from Disneyland, why should we hop in the car and drive an hour to get to another amusement park? Oh man, I was so wrong. LegoLand was awesome! There were no crowds, and we could actually park in the parking lot and walk the teeny, short distance to the entrance (if you've endured the garage maze, escalators, and tram into Disneyland, you understand why I'm raving about this). The whole park was done in bright, happy primary colors, they served vegetables and rice in the restaurant, and the rides were so dang clever that we just grinned the whole time. (Ro left, Ree right) First stop: the cars the kids could drive by themselves. They were presented with mini driver's licenses afterwards. In this pic, Ro was passing a boy who was apparently going way too slow. Little lead foot takes after her mama... H2 (left) and S2 (right) were quite serious about their racing: This life-sized car was made of Legos!! Little cutie (Ree) waiting for her helicopter ride: This face is quintessential Ro. If you've spent any time around her, you've seen this smirk: Crazy cool helicopter rides. Riders controlled the up/down and right/left: Ro quickly figured out she could reach the controls better with her feet: The fact that D2 (far right) is unintentionally mirroring the Lego dude with the camera just kills me: It's a darn shame these four didn't have any fun together. Hee! If they had let adults ride this one, those kids would have had to fight me for a place in line. The horses bobbed back and forth and moved along a huge track: TubaDad went on the insane robotic arm ride, the one that violently flipped him around and upside down (yes the one I screwed up the video on), and the crowd was awed and then full of joy that he actually lived through it: I don't know what they were talking about during this popcorn-sharing break, but I bet it was funny: We went on a bunch more cool rides and stuff: And then had a quick stroll through MiniLand, where they have entire cities meticulously replicated in Legos. It was getting cold and they were closing, so we walked briskly through here, or at least we tried to: Alright, that was Saturday, Day 3 of the vacay. I wrote about Saturday evening in the post "It was total twinsanity," in case you missed that one.