We went to Miami this past weekend to visit my husband’s family. Actually we were in the Ft. Lauderdale area and only hit Miami when we went to the Seaquarium. But, you get the idea.
Baby girl had fun visiting with her uncle, grandma, and cousins. She acted up a little bit at times and would be whiny, but that’s expected when outside the normal routine and not at home.
On Saturday, we decided to go to the Miami Seaquarium. Dolphins, whales, seals – magical swimming animals – it’s a little girl’s dream. I thought baby girl might enjoy the shows since she loves to see dolphins and whales on TV. And, seeing them in action and as part of shows has to be more fun than just walking around the zoo, right?
Baby girl did NOT like the shows. She did NOT like seeing the dolphin up close and was only ok with seeing them swim by through the underwater window.
By the time we got to the second show – Flipper’s Show! – she didn’t even want to wait for the show to start.
“I’m all done with the shows. I want to go home!”
So, 2 hours at the seaquarium and $100 later, we headed back to the car and went “home”…to the hotel. Lesson learned.
I can’t really say I blame her for not liking the shows. They’re NOTHING like the Sea World shows.
Here’s a quick video I took of the only show we caught: Golden Dome Sea Lion Show.
Yea, that IS butt-slapping the seals are doing. Fun, huh?
Now that we’ve learned our lesson, we’ll be searching for FREE tickets to Disney as we don’t want a repeat of this experience should baby girl decide she doesn’t want to see Mickey. You got any hook-ups?
Have you had similar experiences with your kids?