This is the " welcome entrance", I guess you could call it. The main one where we got our tickets was farther down the sidewalk. We had to park in a parking lot across the street and walk. ( It wasn't that far, just in case you were wondering. )
At Wet n Wild, they have some wild rides that you can get really wet on. :)
The first water ride we went in was the wave pool. (It's not really a ride, but since the waves come and you ride them...I guess it's a mini ride. ) The waves come on for probably 10 or 15 minutes, then they go off. And you have to wait 10 or 15 minutes for them to come back on.
So then when you go through the whole, you get pushed out into the small pool where you exit the tube and get out. Another ride like this one, but all open, was very scary. When you first start out, there's a gigantic drop!!! I mean, it's a really big one. Then you go up on the sides and it feels like you're going to tip over. And you get water sprayed in your face. This one ride sprayed water at you and in your face a lot.
Then there's a racing ride. It's like the ride that you lay on a mat and slide down and see who gets to the bottom first. It's like that but with water pushing you. I went down the middle slide 2 times and I think it goes the fastest. I really liked that ride too.
This is another picture I took from the parking lot of a tube ride.
Then on Friday and Saturday, we attended the homeschool convention that was held at the Gaylord Palms. It is a gigantic hotel and the convention is held there every year. This is the entrance to the Gaylord Palms.
Here's a picture of magnified wool.
Here is another picture of the alligators.
This video was taken on Saturday evening after everyone had left and cleaned up their booths. You don't realize how big the convention hall really is until you see it when it's empty.
This is the Food Court. You could either buy your lunch or bring it. We brought our lunch and got Get n Go meals for supper. This place was full of people at supper time. ( As you can see in the video.)
This booth was my favorite one, because of all the books. ( I really liked the Rainbow Center booth I mentioned above.) These books are written by Janet and Geoff Benge, and they are excellent. I have a bunch of these, and I got Francis Asbury and Klaus-Dieter John at the convention. I can't wait to read about these men. Janet and Geoff Benge wrote all of these books, and they even got to meet some of the people they wrote about: Klaus-Dieter John, David Bussau and many others.
We also had a candy contest to see who could collect the most candy. Here are the results.
Team 1: Sarah and Lauren
Team 2: Ashley and Deborah
And the winner is...
TEAM 2!!! This is what our candy pile looked like. (That doesn't include team 1's candy pile.)
We left the hotel this morning around 9:50 and got home around 1:20. And so ends our fun-filled, mini vacation.
Hope ya'll had fun reading about our little journey. If you would like to, please leave a comment. :)
This week's Bible verse:
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statues. With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statues: I will not forget thy word.