Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The Loneliness That is Being All Alone
We were the only family left on our block. Houses were locked tight, mini vans fled full of more "made in China crap" than a Walmart warehouse.
All alone. A tumble weed rolled across our driveway, dust settled on our windowsills. The only family left.
What happened? A chemical spill? Livestock mutiny? Another gustnado? Acid rain? Nope.
Until we discover Shamu was calling Lean's name, Whale songs indeed, who could say no? Not us. Sea World; San Antonio, Texas: Only one hotel room left in the entire town and we got it. Sweet........... But.... It was a smoking room (pew) and there were teenagers everywhere, oozing from every pore of the hotel. GREAT. We're in for a Teens Go Wild Video Weekend.
Drew goes on a scouting mission to see what we're in for. None of the 100's of teens make eye contact, nothing unusual there. Are they all madly plotting their wild oat sowing, teen marauding exploits? Nay. They were all busily working math problems on hand held calculators. Our hotel housed the "countless" math nerds attending a local mathematics competition. You should have seen what those youths were wearing. Slacker butt jeans? No. T-shirts with witty math jokes on them. Outrageous. At least I hope they were jokes, I don't do math.
Sorry to be a complainer but sea World wasn't that fun, not torture just not tons of fun.
Food-tasteless sawdust-like texture
Shows- more practice needed
Games- sledge hammering frogs=fun...losing tons of money on unwinnable games=no fun
Hotel Pool- saltier than the dead sea; corneas and tender lip tissue singed by salt
We stop at Park N Pizza on the way home. This place had unlimited video games, pizza buffet, mini golf, go carts, bumper boats,lazer tag and all the soda you can guzzle. Total Fun.
We tried to play our favorite game, Area 51, but some 8 year olds were hogging it. We crossed our arms and hovered over them but they weren't affected. We finally felt embarrassed and left. We found an even funner game the House of the Dead. All zombies, all the time ( except for that one kid running to us for rescue that we both shot, hey you can't stop to see of each character is oozing red gunk and lurching around). These zombies were fast. I once took a quiz to see what chance I have of surviving a zombie invasion, it was something like 33%. It lied, I have a 0% chance of surviving any kind of contact with zombies.
Here's the short version, sorry if you suffered through it:
Went to Sea World- it was so-so
Shot zombies- fun
Posted by Jean Knee at 8:29 AM