Ah, what a weekend. We went on our first family trip since 2004. It was short–just 3 days–and we didn’t go far, but it was fun.
We started off Friday by walking around Ybor City before dining at the Columbia Restaurant. Now, that was some yummy food stuffs. Later that evening, we wandered around looking for a movie theater. Yes, I know there’s one right there in Ybor City…but… well, it’s complicated and involves Ohio and a wormhole. You wouldn’t understand. Trust me. I don’t understand it myself.
We spent the day Saturday at Busch Gardens. I hadn’t been there in at least 5 years, I think, so that was fun. They added SheiKra since last time, and that was my one rollercoaster trip for the day (though I wish I had gone on Montu…maybe not 5 times like the kids…)
I thought SheiKra was a little short, though there are a couple of stomach-churning 90-degree, 200-foot drops in it, plus an Immelmann, so it kinda makes up for it. Plus, we went on a rainy-ish day in late September, which is apparently the greatest, because there were no lines anywhere.
Yesterday, we went to see the Red Sox play the Devil Rays. Despite the Sox loss, it was a fun game. Tropicana Field is not my favorite, as I still find it a little un-American to play baseball on carpet and under an air-conditioned dome. However, considering we were in Florida, and I’m old and spoiled, having a roof over our heads was pretty sweet. It didn’t hurt that we had really nice seats near the left field foul pole about 6 rows back.