The first ride we went on was the carousel. I had a plan to have them sit on the row of horses right in front of the bench seats just in case one (or more) got scared and wanted to get off. I was so happy that I didn't need that back up plan because they each loved it! Afterward, we decided to see if they'd like to ride on their own. I was a little nervous as I recalled watching my nieces and nephew go to ride similar rides and being scared and crying. They again happily surprised me and did great and loved it.
The aquarium is small, but had enough to see including sharks, snakes, frogs, seahorses along with penguins and seals. They even had a 'touch' area where they have starfish and other sea creatures for the kids to touch and feel. They were a bit small for this and I got yelled at for taking the starfish all the way out of the water. I swear there were no signs and I was given no instructions. Whatever!
|Olivia wouldn't stay in the hole long enough...|
Before heading back to the car, we used up a few more ride tickets and rode the carousel a few more times. We were only there for a few hours, but it felt like a very long day and I was positive that they would fall asleep within a few minutes of riding home. Of course, I was wrong! Two out of three fell asleep - Amelia held out and I don't recall why, she got bent out of shape about something and was crying and woke up the other two. After some time, everything calmed back down and for the rest of the ride... it was quiet enough for even daddy to fall asleep!