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  1. Thumper_Man

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    Are you sure it wasn't when we stopped to put gas in our pint sized SUV and to get me the 20 energy drinks to stay awake?

    Oh as we go closer to the resort. Never the mind.


    Did you say "let T-Man entertain you for a while?" Don't you know I don't have any talent. We've been together over 10 years now (5 1/2 of those married), you should know this by now. I can't sing (don't let the re-worded songs fool you) or dance. Can't play any instruments. So I have no clue how to entertain our readers. :confused3










    Oh I get it now. You expect me to write and tell them about the next day. I can't do that either as I don't know how to write. :lmao:
     
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  3. Thumper_Man

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    Now that Lady H has finished up our day at Sea World, I provided a link to all the pictures we took there on that day.

    SEA WORLD
     
  4. Thumper_Man's Wife

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    I agree...IoA is pretty much a get wet park, so might as well stay wet. When we went this last time, we managed to do all the water rides in the beginning of the day, so we could then change into dry clothes for the duration. It was kind of nice not sloshing around the rest of the afternoon. But being prunes the rest of the afternoon is never fun.

    I never noticed that issue with the lockers, but it would make sense since it's all touch screen. It would be easier if they had the old fashioned ones with the key.

    Now that has to be awesome though, to get express pass access to Hulk just for something that was out of your control anyway. That was a great TM. T-Man and my SIL would be jealous.
     
  5. Thumper_Man's Wife

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    I'm expecting you to juggle, do flips, rub your tummy and pat your head, all the while singing Johnny B. Goode.

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    I'm waiting...
     
  6. smidgy

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    love the sea world pictures! and that's a LOT of pictures!!!

    dave and busters: Clark street is on the east side of chicago. I used to go there often in my early adult years, when we?I lived in Chicago.. a little blues bar called The Bulls (it looked like a cave in the basement on a big apt. buiding.) one of the BEST restaurants around Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder CO. (an oven grinder is a sub sandwich, never had one.) . go for the pizza sells by the pound, and is like a huge pot pit the server turns upside down on your plate YUM!!! ooh I miss that from mycollege days. Chicago Claim Company, another great chicago restaurant.

    Chicago has the BEST restaurants!!!! sigh. but, alas, we are now about 40 miles NW of chgo. and that's the edge.


    rain in the parks: I'm with Nebo, just get wet. sometimes we bring little umbrellas. but you have to be careful with them... dont' bump anyone. and using them for a parade for fireworks is a no no. which sucks if you wear glasses. cause a poncho doesn't keep the rain off your glasses, and they don't have wipers!

    but what we really hate is those days that it rains off and on.. so people just keep their ponchos on. the whole time. and you are dry cause you used your umbrells, and now all these people rub up against you with thier ponchos that they refuse to take off and get you all wet!!!:rotfl:
     
  7. pkondz

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    Just dropping in real quick. I haven't read the last chapter yet, but I'm hoping tomorrow... whoops, it's just after midnite so... later today.
     
  8. pkondz

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    Right around the 3:30 mark...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf81dE4DS20

    Just think how much trouble you would've been in if you were sitting that close with baited breath!
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    That's what marriage is all about; compromise. Which in this case seems to mean that you compromise while he rubs his hands with glee. (The emotion, not the television show)

    Your title? Oh, you mean 'Lady H', as in, "Oh, H... I'm going to get soaked again, aren't I?"

    Hello Shamu!

    They did? That's quite the show they put on. Not very family friendly, but educational.

    I'm with Nebo here. I can't stop thinking about that poor girl. Wouldn't stop me from seeing (and enjoying) a show, though.

    So you're saying T-Man is just a big kid at heart, right?

    :rotfl:

    There's only one Shamu (yes I know there's also a "Baby Shamu")... but it seems no matter which water park you go to, people think of the whales as "Shamu".

    Plus Shamu died back in 1971 (thanks Wiki).

    Check. T-Man was laughing and jumping up and down for his princess.

    What? They're drawn? I thought you would have to go to Disney for animation.

    Huh.

    Learn something new everyday.

    How close? Somewhere in the first 10 rows, right?

    Heh.

    "trickles out" huh? Is that a reference to the water or the pee?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo74Dn7W_pA

    Didn't you have just a little desire to run up and flash them?

    Go on, admit it. You'll feel better.

    Nothing worse when you need a bathroom and you don't have enough change.

    Oh stop it. You're beautiful. Just ask Mike.

    Never heard of it. And I see by their website that they don't have any in Canada.

    Usually people go on vacations to relax. We go on vacations to punish our bodies and test our stamina!

    How big do softballs get on an airplane?

    Saves time when TSA asks you to remove your shoes. You're just being pro-active.

    Oh, dear. That does not look comfortable.

    I'm not a podiatrist but I'm pretty sure that when your feet are that swollen, skipping is not a good idea.

    Re-calculating...

    Whatever happened to "location, location, location"?

    Whatsa matta for you? You a gonna flip a me? Well then I's a gonna flip a you, too!!! :snooty:


    I've honestly never heard it called that. Up here we would say "pull a u-turn", "make a u-turn" or maybe "pull a u-ee" or "make a u-ee".

    Sounds like fun! :)

    awww.... You're taking all the fun out of it. :rolleyes:

    Squirrel!!

    :lmao: Love that mental image.

    Maybe you didn't use your off hand. Maybe you used the other hand... or possibly a fork... or a spoon...

    So is it your typical "spend $40 to win a $3 prize" kind of thing? Or is the ratio a bit better... or even good?

    Cool! A creature feature! Hang on a sec, lemme get some popcorn.

    :lmao: I see you and Ruby both went to the same good wife school!

    I can't wait to see if you can stuff your eye in your tennis shoes. Thanks for the chapter Lady H! :goodvibes
     
  9. MAGICFOR2

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    Fun SeaWorld update! :cool1: I love your ring story, and your rings are stunning indeed!

    Just went to SeaWorld here in Texas today - the Blue Horizons show is Azul here - alot of strangely dressed acrobats, but I enjoyed it. We did see One Ocean here. Those whales are amazing!

    On the rides, our Journey to Atlantis here was just a high ramp, the platform turned you around backwards, you went down a little dip, turned you around frontwards and then a screaming water fall ala Splash on steroids! it looks way better in your arial shot. We tried the Steel Eel, which I think is the same - I thought I was really going to die, I pulled a muscle in my shoulder blades from tensing up so much - haven't been on that crazy of a coaster since I was a kid! :faint:
     
  10. Thumper_Man's Wife

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    You my dear are the only one that got that! I would say, you win the prize, but being from NM I don't have much to offer...We are famous for Chili (Red or green) or Pinon Coffee. Can always send a chili flavored candy or chocolate? your choice.


    You have no idea how hard it was to not write baited when i was typing that out. :lmao:



    :rotfl: If compromise means I follow dutifully wherever he may take me, then yes. That is what marriage is all about. :laughing:



    Ding ding ding! That's pretty much what runs through my mind in these instances.



    That's why they have others doing flips and trying to catch your attention. So you don't see what happens back stage.



    It's always difficult to keep those images out of your mind, but the show must go on, and as tragic as the events were, there is nothing we can do to change the circumstances. So yes, while I thought about it, I also smiled and clapped and got soaked, enjoying the show.



    I don't think the heart has anything to do with it. I'm saying he's just a big kid period. :rotfl:


    Amazingly I knew all that. I always laugh when they call out Shamu or reference the show as the Shamu show, and they do it at every park, because how can one whale be in every SeaWorld park, everyday! But it's the legacy that lives on!



    :lmao:



    I'm sure there's a storyboard somewhere in the vaults of SeaWorld regarding the show and how it is supposed to go. So yes...I'm sure at one point they were drawn. It's a good thing it wasn't by me. Since I can't even draw a stick figure correctly, it would have been an interesting show to say the least.



    I was wondering if anyone else would have caught onto that. And technically, if you have to go pee...water will just instigate the need. And if you don't...and there is water around, you will have to go eventually just because of it.



    You have no idea how hard I laughed when I saw that clip. I haven't heard that in ages. However, afterwards, that song was in my head for hours.



    Now that would have been interesting...but no...Unless you are referring to taking the paper bag off my head, as flashing...:rotfl:



    Yeah, that leaves you in quite the predicament.



    I can't...He's bias. He only says it because he's married to me.



    That just means you will have to take a trip to one of the places they do have one...preferably a disney-fied area, and while you are there...might as well enjoy Disney too. Right?



    That is the truth. One of these days I'm going to go on vacation and relax and my body will have no idea what is going on.



    Big...it's not pretty.



    It would if this was something that would happen before the trip, when I would have to go through security. However, at the end of the trip, we don't have to go through the scanners to get to baggage claim, so it does me no good.



    Looks can be deceiving...if it is uncomfortable, I wouldn't know, they get numb after a while. :laughing:



    Good point. I'll try to steer clear of skipping when my ankles are the size of softballs.



    :lmao:



    I'm pretty sure they figured the location was perfect. Out of the way, no one to see them. Only those who really were kids at heart, and were loyal customers could find the place.



    make a u-ee is a common term here as well. However, it is more commonly referred to as Flip a B (think female dog in correspondence with the B). Don't ask me where the reference comes from...I just know the lingo.



    It is. It's like an adults version of Chuck E. Cheese.



    I left it open for you. If I had taken the fun out of it, I would have left it out all together.



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    It's possible. but i've always followed the general rule of thumb...if you can't eat it with your hands, it's not worth eating.



    You have to have a lot of tickets to get the good prizes. So it's the typical. But it's not hard to earn or get tons of tickets there. It's also not hard to spend a ton of money trying to earn those tickets...




    Hey now...The school of falling asleep in the car is a tough school. You have to be able to pass the tests and everything with flying colors.



    :lmao: I may surprise you...

    Thanks for taking the time Ponz! Enjoyable as ever!



    Thanks! The ring debacle was definitely something we will remember for a very very long time. I just could't imagine not having these rings.

    I want you to know that as soon as T-Man saw your response the very first thing he did was google SeaWorld San Antonio. :rotfl: He was oohing and ahhhing at each ride and attraction, and as we speak is probably trying to figure out how to squeeze in a trip there sometime in the near future.

    JoA in Florida, as well as in San Diego are both pretty much the same. It takes you on a small ride, a few dips and turns, and then you get the big drop/splash. Then it speeds up and takes you through the dark tunnels like it's transporting you through time almost before ending the ride. The one in Texas sounds and looks pretty interesting.

    I told T-Man while looking at the rides online that while he and his sister go on the other rides, I'll stay with the Shamu Express. That seems like my kind of coaster. :lmao:
     
  11. pkondz

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    Aw, you don't have to send me anything. Although chili flavored chocolate sounds intriguing.

    BTW, you guys get your Wunderbars yet? (And, no. I have no idea how long it was supposed to take...)

    Well they do say that great minds think alike. So if you're the great mind, how do you explain that my warped mind thought like yours?

    "Show must go on." I read that the trainers no longer get in the water with the whales, though. True?

    Well, d'uh! He's got his own private jet. The whale's rich ya know. He's been doing shows since like forever! :sad2:

    I wonder what kind of show we'd have if the storyboard was entirely made up of animated smileys?

    True story. I have never, ever had to leave in the middle of a movie to go to the washroom.

    Except once.


    Hunt for Red October.

    (all that water...)

    Yeah? Well I said it and I'm not biased or married to you. (This ain't Utah!)

    Right! :thumbsup2

    Europe first 'tho.

    You'll be so stressed.

    "I gotta go! I don't know where or why, but I gotta go!"

    :lmao: That's hillarious! I'm telling that to as many people as I can.
    I've already told Ruby, Kay, Elle and her friend.

    Never had soup, huh?
     
  12. Thumper_Man's Wife

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    I know i don't have to. But I would like to. I'll see what I can come up with in regards to chocolate.

    Not yet. We will check the mail when we get home to see if they have come.



    Um..That a warped mind is a great mind in disguise? :confused3



    True. They used to do a lot of stunts like they do in Blue Horizons, where they get pushed by the whales through the water and stuff, but not anymore. The closest they get is when the whales are perched on the stages on twirling around or something and they will pet the whales, and feed them.



    Right...That is definitely something i should have known. I'm sure that info's out on Wiki by now.



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    Or something like that...It's just the first rough draft.

    :lmao:



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    OK. But only because I'm living vicariously through you and your trip to Europe.



    :lmao: Funny enough. That's probably 95% true. There will be a small percentage that says, nah...relaxing will be good for you. Which in return the bigger percentage will wack the small percentage out with a bat and run off to find something to do.



    I'm glad you liked it so much...



    Sure I had. But I also consider that when eating soup, you just pour it into a bowl or cup, and slurp it out of said container. Hence you are still eating with your hands because your hands are holding the container in which you are slurping from. ;)
     
  13. pkondz

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    touché
     
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    :cool1:You'll have to let me know if you do visit! We would love to meet up with you! I think that this SW park is a little smaller than San Diego's - maybe even a little underwhelming, but still a good time!

    No I think JoA in San Diego sounds more interesting. At least you get to "go somewhere" in the tunnels. Here it's just a ramp to a dip to a drop! :rotfl2:

    Now, I did enjoy the Shamu Express with the grandkids! :thumbsup2 And there is a Kiddie Ride that I really loved! It's in the Sesame Street area and it's a big fish that holds about 30 people and whips you around and up and down. That's my speed! :lmao:

    I guess in the Summer, they have a great water stunt show on the lake at the park, and the water park connected, Aquatica is supposed to be really good, according to DS - we haven't had time to go yet.
     
  15. Thumper_Man's Wife

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    Hmm...I could have sworn I had replied to this, and yet...I don't see it. However, with all that is going on at work, it is very possible I had a reply in my head and never wrote it down. :rotfl:

    Yeah, we tend to take a ton of pictures, and since we both have a camera, we often get a ton of duplicates, but this way we can come back home and compare and contrast between the two to see who got what. I know there have been times where I am paying attention to one thing and he's gotten a whole set of pictures on something I didn't even notice.

    I've been to Chicago once, when i was in high school, so I only got to enjoy some of the sights for a couple of days, and it was in the middle of November, and flipping cold. So the best I was able to enjoy any of it was through a gap in my hood that allowed me to just barely see where I was going. I have to admit that what I saw and what I ate, I enjoyed. But I will have to go back someday to actually enjoy it fully.

    My dad used to say he was made of sugar and couldn't get wet or he would melt. Me...I'm not that sweet. :rotfl: I won't melt like the wicked witch of the west. I enjoy playing in the rain, and unless it's coming down in buckets, I will probably be one of those standing or walking around enjoying it.
     
  16. pkondz

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    Do you like Pina Coladas?
     
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    Oh be quiet Rupert.
     
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    We checked last night when we got home, and still no Wunderbars yet. I see Buzz got hers, so shouldn't be too much longer now.
     
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    The Steel Eel looks ok; but now the Great White, that's my kind of coaster. Reminds me of Dragon Challenge at Uni. Can't wait to try it.
     
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    ::yes::

    Right again. ::yes::

    So I'm guessing D'Sis needs to come along so you don't have to play dumb wife? I don't know if she would come along. Shamu ruined her phone recently in Orlando. Don't know if she would want to go. I wonder if she's still following along with us. Haven't seen her post since we got her to sign up.
     
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    We will definitely arrange a meet and greet. It would be an honor for you to meet the famous Thumpers.

    Wait, that don't sound right.

    It would be our honor to grace you with our presence.

    Hmm. Still don't sound quite right.

    It would be an honor for us to me up with you. There, that sounds better. :goodvibes

    Guess I'll have to see what I can do about a quick summer trip. We plan on going to Hawaii next year. If funds allow, maybe we can swing an extended weekend trip. This sounds like it could be fun.
     

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