Thursday, May 17, 2007

VIRGINIA!

We decided to go to VA for a few days to hit the amusement parks! What a fun time we had! We first stopped in Maryland to visit the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Tanks, Tanks and MORE TANKS!!
Aberdeen Proving Ground Tanks, Tanks Tanks~!

When we got to the hotel, the 1st thing the girls did was get into their bathing suits. They were SO excited UNTIL we got down stairs and found that the POOL WAS CLOSED! *GASP* I had to quickly think of a distraction to dry those tears of disappointment! TO THE BEDS!! Normally I wouldn't allow this but since I was RIGHT there, I let them jump back and forth between the beds so I could snap some great airborne photos!!

Ellie Takes Flight~!

Mackie's Flyin' High~!
We drove to VA the next day, arriving WAY late. I was completely bummed out because we were supposed to meet my friend, Lissa and her son, Dalton for a park play date and dinner at around 4. Well, the traffic had OTHER plans for us and we didn't roll into town until after 9:30PM. Sadly, our meeting didn't work out this time . The traffic was INSANE. We were sitting on the road for HOURS.............. absolutely horrendous. NEVER EVER, EVER drive thru that area if you don't have to! EVER!!!
The next day we got up at and were ready to leave the hotel at 8AM. We drove to Busch Gardens and got an early start. It was nothing at ALL like the Florida Busch Gardens... but it was a nice day anyway!

Busch Gardens Fountain

Having fun in the fountain at the entrance of the park! FUN STUFF! The girls were ALL about getting wet!! If it was a water attraction, they were RIGHT THERE!

Ahh... the day was soooo busy and full of adventure and things to do and see, but the girls never give up an opportunity to stop and smell the flowers!!

Never miss the chance to stop and smell the flowers~!!
Most of the day was spent playing in this little 'water park' in the fountains.

There was a cute little section of the park that was all for pre-school aged kids. Though they mostly wanted to play in the water fountains all day, they did go on a couple of the rides. This one was particularly cute!

Little Dragon Flume~!
This was the favourite spot for the day! It was a cute little area with little fountains to splash about in. The girls played here most of the day!

FOUNTAIN FUN~!

Lil Fishy~!


The next day we got up early and checked out of the hotel in Williamsburg and headed north towards Richmond. We spent the day at King's Dominion amusement park. We really enjoyed this place! The girls were SO excited that there were characters to meet and take pictures with!

DORA THE EXPLORER~!

Diego and Dora~!

There was a cute little set up where you could get your photo taken 'in' the Mystery Machine!

Mystery machine!~
There was such a cute area to go 'meet' BLUE from 'Blue's Clues'! It was indoors and a little dark but it was airconditioned :) SMART!!

Meeting Blue~!


Though ALL of the areas of this park were adorable and fun, the HIGHLIGHT of the trip for the girls was, most definitely, meeting SPONGEBOB and PATRICK!!

Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star~!

Spongebob and Patrick~!


9 comments:

skrpndiva said...

Sounds like you all had a blast. The girls look just precious and ever so happy!

Pauline said...

AWESOME pictures!

Colors of Me said...

Looks like you guys had a BLAST!! great photos!!

Loreluca said...

oh my gosh! Such AWSOME pictures!!!! And smart, SMART move with the beds, my friend! on both accounts, the girls forgot about the pool, and you got awsome pix!
Love the characters thing. I wish we had them close by, Coco and even Cesar would still have a BLAST!

Nik Just Nik said...

What a great time that looks like. Love the photos!!!

Lissa Ballard said...

I so wish traffic had been more agreeable! I missed you Gabi!!

The girls look like they had a blast anyhow. So glad you did King's Dominion - I've been debating on where to take Dalton and this looks like a better choice for us.

Keeping my fingers crossed for next time!

HUGS!
Lis

Brenda said...

What gorgeous pictures! It looked like the girls had a wonderful time. I would love to take Bryce to see Sponge Bob. That is his favorite cartoon and he calls him Bob Bob.

Tracie said...

WOW! That looks like an awesome vacation and time for all! Where about in VA where you for all of that?? I LOVE the east coast SO MUCH!! I have been to MD, DC and VA many a time (aunt and uncle live in VA). I can't wait to come out that way again!!!

Also can't wait to see those LOs of these wonderful pictures!!!

Vee said...

love these pics!!!
so cute, traffic is a horror on p5 and 64 this time of year!