Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Busch Gardens

Right inside the enterance to Busch Garden Europe

This past weekend Roderick and I decided to do something fun. He mentioned this would be his last free weekend before summer school begins again, so we both wanted to make the most of the time. Since we don't know the area too well yet, Kerry Messer graciously gave us a few neat suggestions and we both decided Busch Gardens sounded the best.

Laura in front of the Azalea's for Momma B.

We were even more excited to learn that as a Virginia resident we only had to pay one time, then we could go for "free" until September. We had a blast relaxing and just spending time together. What a great date! Hopefully several!

Roderick in front of the Loch Ness Moster Roller coaster. Our favorite of the day!

Roderick has only ridden a roller coaster once or twice so we started out slow. Now I don't think I'll be able to keep him off them. He was ready to go on the Griffon, the tallest, "scariest" ride there! I wasn't quite ready for that one, especially since I felt a cold/flu coming on. Maybe next time.

One of the gorgeous gray wolves we got to see.

We also got to see some Clydesdales, Dalmatians, Bald Eagles, and several very cute, trained animals. I really wanted to see the Irish show, the Emerald Beat. We forgot to pick up a map/showtime pamphlet. A lot of the shows started just before we got there (and they don't let in late comers! ) However, the Lord allowed us to arrive just in time for the Emerald Beat. We both thoroughly enjoyed it! Roderick also splurged and tried his hand at one of the carnival games. He got three balls and wanted me to throw one. Let's just say I hit one of the pins, but didn't win any prizes! Those games are SO expensive for only a few seconds of fun! But it was fun any way.

Before we left I got a funnel cake... complete with strawberries and whipped cream. It was so good. Roderick got really sick the last time he had one (probably more from his Country Buffet meal than the funnel cake), but needless to say I got to eat almost the whole thing myself! It was so delicious!!

Having fun while waiting for the Pet Shenanigans show to start. (Don't you love the kid behind us waving at the camera ! Guess he wanted in on our self portrait. )

What a fun, relaxing day! It was so nice knowing we could come back again anytime we wanted. We were able to relax and save things for our next visit. I'm ready to go back this weekend!


  1. Heyzer!! Sound like so much fun.. wish I could have gone too :( Can't wait to see ya'all soon!!

  2. Sounds like so much fun. Tim and I have never gone together and we won't be going any time soon since I am pregnant. I am sure you will enjoy a few more trips this summer there. By the way, welcome to the blogging world. I am sure you will do a wonderful job keeping up with the blog (unlike mine!!)

  3. Thanks for the mamma photo!! So glad you got to have a long date together!! Hope you get to use the pass many more times before Sept.

    Mamma B


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