Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
If your an old time fan of Transformers [ the old cartoon TV show ] and you loved the first movie "Transformers" - you better drag yourself down to the local movie theater and watch this thing on a big screen.
This was a Father and Son outing. With my son, I normally go to the theater during the matinee hours. In my town, it’s usually just me and five other people in the audience - today the house was packed and man let me tell you this movie was filled with action, explosions, drama and good laughs. Let me tell you I was not embarrassed to laugh out loud.
I loved the fact that my son was automatically in a trance thru the whole movie.
“Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen “ is a good movie don’t let anyone fool you. It has it all - parents can enjoy it, the kids can enjoy it and if your not a Sci Fi kind of person - transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will make you laugh and will leave you wanting to see more.
This was one of the few times it was just me and my son going out to a movie - I was concerned it would be to scary or too loud [ the kid hates loud movies ] But he loves soldiers, tanks and fight scenes. Man he was drooling over the combat scenes with all the explosions and action.
Yes, if you’re an old fan of the original Transformers TV cartoon series - you know things are not the same. But then again, they have made so many re-vamps to that series that nothing can truly hold up to the original. But all in all this was a good movie. And again - Best seen in a theater with a large screen and loud surround sound…. Look out Optimus Prime ....
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Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
That’s right - stuck in a Bush Gardens ride. Serves them right. Yes even though it makes for a great post - I’m upset that I was stuck at work while my son & wife went off to play at Bush Gardens. I would like to thank “Miss Eli” for the free tickets and for my Brother-in-law for taking them. But man, I missed all the fun. I hear my son had a grand old time and he even got to ride in front with the conductor on a ride [ of course that’s the ride that got stuck ].
Luckily we have video ladies and gents….
Below here are some pic’s of the short Family vacation.
Although the tickets were free I still had to shell out some cash for the family to eat, buy trinkets and have fun. Man, some one in my family should say thank you.
^%*$#@!!!! I had to work all day.
My wife is asking me why am I doing all this research - this Dream vacation - that I’m planning. With all the economic woes, who can afford to go on vacation? Well, This may be my last chance - soon I'll have to be spending more on the kids - high school, graduation and she wants my son to play football. This may be the only chance I have for a dream vacation!
Believe it or not - this summer, this year, may be the best time ever to afford that dream vacation. Large companies are rolling out discount sales everyday just to keep people coming back - and the travel industry is no different.
Check out some of the specials below:
Walt Disney offers different deals - currently they have free meals for kids and discount meals for adults. They give away online maps and other saving but they frequently change so you have to continue to visit the website.
They are giving away free tickets and offer free admission and food for kids 3-9 years old.
Sea World Fl.
Sea world is offering plenty of deals but the best one is that every one buys one tickets and can go back FREE all year long. You can convert that to a three or four day vacation - and save with only one admission price cost.
Ofcourse if all you have is $1,000 in your savings - don’t go on vacation. You should first make sure you have at least three to six months of savings that equal your expenses for 3 to 6 months. Also, have some emergency money put aside - enough to cover a roof leak, car repairs or a new frig - just in case. Then - what’s left over - use to go on that dream vacation and relieve some of that stress for you and your family.
Why now when the economy is so bad - because, you probably will never see these kinds of deals again. Once the economy [ if ] gets better - all, and I mean all of these deals will disappear. It will go back to high prices and no specials. I remember one year I visited Disney [ one day trip] and thought of getting a room for the night. Every hotel I checked wanted $100 or more for one night. I called yesterday to see - average price for spur of the moment booking - avg. price $49 to $59 a night.
Sea World Resort Family Discount Vacation!
Still trying to create that special Dream discount vacation. My wife came up with the idea of going to "Sea World" Resort ??
She likes the idea of paying one price for admission and then you can return for free [ free admission ] to Sea world as many times as you like. So I decided to give it a look - after all - my goal is for the family to have fun and save money on a discount vacation price. If Sea world can give me that - maybe we'll go... still would prefer Walt Disney world thou.
Sea World Resort Pay one day - go all year
"Sea World Fun Card"
The idea is - Pay for a day, and come back all year to enjoy "Sea World". So you see all the sights and splashes of Sea World Orlando with a 2009 Sea World Fun Card.
Deal last through December 31, 2009 for only $74.95 for adults and $64.95 for children ages 3-9.
How much fun can you have at Sea World ??
Really, my question is - "how much fun can you have at Sea World?" Plus - I want to have a three or four day vacation - the price sounds great - pay once and go as much as you want - pay one day the three other days [ admission ] is FREE ...?
But still - The last time I went to sea world I spent my time walking under the hot Florida sun [ I no like ] and only saw animal shows and animal tanks - fun for 2 hours but not for a four day vacation..... So I had to check out what was new and if it was even worth considering as a vacation spot.
Sea World Resort What does it offer:
Well - so far it sounds interesting and there are alot more activities there than I remember - plus I like one of the features on the "Sea World Resort" website - it's an interactive online map:
Sea World interactive map
There are several Extra special activities you can do and share at "Sea world Resort" - the one that catches most of my interest is the sea world "Sleep over" program.
I think it's a cool idea and something a family [ like mine would enjoy ] I'm sure there's an extra cost some where since I didn't see a price for it on the Sea World website.
Sea World Resort Sleepovers ?
After an entertaining evening at Sea World, you'll snuggle into your sleeping bag to spend the night next to some awesome animals.
Sleepovers begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 a.m. the next day. You'll participate in fun-filled activities, visit animals and enjoy a pizza dinner. Then you'll sleep next to either manatees, dolphins, beluga whales, polar bears, penguins or coral reefs. After a continental breakfast, wrap up your adventure with an animal interaction.
All Sleepover programs include—
• Exciting and fun activities
• Sleepover at an animal habitat
• Pizza dinner
• Continental breakfast
More Special attractions at Sea World Resorts
ADVENTURE CAMPS [ only at Sea World Orlando ]
RESIDENT CAMPS [ only at Sea World Orlando ]
DAY CAMPS [ only at Sea World Orlando ]
SLEEPOVERS [ only at Sea World Orlando ]
ADVENTURE CAMPS [ All Parks ]
Sea World Happy Harbor Rides
The one thing I like is they have an area at Sea World called "Happy Harbor Rides" - basically it's a play area [ great for my five year old ]. It has something called the "Pirates Net" - it's filled with slides and climbing nets and activities of the sort. It makes up for the fact that I hate roller coasters and except for my eleven year old - none of the rest of the family want to ride the Manta or the Kraken or any other roller coaster.
All in all it sounds like a nice place to have an interesting vacation and you can't beat the one day price for as many days you want. The problem is the extra activities - there are no prices on the website and you have to call to register and reserve. That could be a problem with vacation if you can't get the right days. It may be something you really have to plan way ahead of time.
So all in all - Sea World Resort - may be a contender for the dream vacation. But I'm not giving up on Disney World, not by a long shot!
Vacation for Children ???
Here is a family story:
What possessed me to let my kid go on vacation. Why? Really, a vacation for children - I must be crazy!!!
Or maybe it's because I miss my little girl that I now think sending her on this New York summer vacation was - is nuts. It's been only one day and my son keeps crying, asking where is his big sister. I know she'll have fun - it's what I want for her. But really - "vacation for children" man how I miss having the whole summer off. I remember reading a post by cityencounters.blogspot.com : on how New Yorks need a reality check with their kids.
I thought it was strange for NY city folks to have Wine & dine parties for toddlers - but here I am sending my kid on a summer vacation. really - how hard did she have it this school year.?
The funny thing was - when we took her to the airport we were taking pictures like if we were tourist. i mean really - we live here, why are we talking pictures of the airport I've seen over a million times.
The great thing thought is the photos my daughter sent me of the cockpit [ the plane cockpit] - I can't believe they actually let her in with all the security they've put up on planes now. SEE PHOTOS BELOW
The sad and funny thing was all the calls my little girl was getting from friends who were going to miss her. I mean one girl even broke down in tears over the phone [ imagine if she was there - would have to drag her off the tarmac ]....
Ofcourse - she also received a call from a boy - I found that interesting - no nothings slips by me.
Silly Kids - Fun Family Stories
Last day of school for Isaac and this day is one of those silly kids day - that will be one of those fun “family story” to remember.
My son loves to dance and sing - he pretends he is singing to a large crowd and even plays make believe instruments - so I didn’t find it odd that he was singing songs around the house these last few days. But today at his last day of school they held a play [ sort of ] mostly singing songs…. And my little man was singing loud and proud - check out the video !
Silly Kids - Dad little Girl - Dancing ???
That’s right - what do five girls do when hocked up on candy and they hear music?
Dance of course! Silly kids ....
This was so funny and so cool. Even my five year old son got into the dance craze. Who would think that Dancing would be fun activities for children. Well - of course it is - I had fun just laughing my guts out as they danced.
You have to watch the Silly Kids video below
Who would have thought that the Song Rocky made famous - eye of the tiger - would be so funny [ that is, as you watch these girls dance to it ]. The girls had so much fun , I was very glad they did too. Cause soon school would be over in three days and all of them would be off in separate directions.
My [ me dad ] little girl is going off to New York for the whole summer. Most of her friends are going away as well - Now I just wont miss my own little girl but all of them. My daughters Friend Kaytlin is like part of the family [ or furniture ] she’s been over to the house almost every week end. I’m going to be heart broken - I guess I can watch this video for a good laugh.
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