Thursday, March 22, 2012

Twists, Turns, Tacos, and Even A Shark

What was I thinking?  We just got back from a trip to Tampa, which involved going to a popular amusement park and riding lots of crazy roller coasters.  You see, we have a big coaster fan in the family who only recently became tall enough and brave enough to ride these big rides.  So off we went. I thought I'd share some pictures with you.  Keep in mind it isn't easy to take pictures of these huge coasters with your phone!

 Did I take any pictures of the rides that I rode?  The answer is no.  I guess I was just too disoriented by the time I got off the rides.  I am proud to say that I rode two big coasters.  One wooden one, and also the latest edition in the park that is about one mile long and does go upside down.

My coaster fan rode all five of the big roller coasters at the park so we got him a tee shirt that says "Mission Five" and describes each roller coaster.  He is proud of that shirt!

Oh my!!  This one makes my head spin just looking at it.

I was able to get this picture of some of my family members coming out of that loop.

The next day we went to an aquarium. 

This guy looked like he was trying to get me to take his picture and put it on my blog.

 Posing again for the camera.

On the way out of town we stopped for lunch at the Taco Bus.  It's a restaurant that has been featured on a few shows on the Food Network, including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  Delicious and fun!  We were also able to eat at another Tampa restaurant featured on the show earlier in our trip.  We found that this was a great way to choose good places to eat while we were on the road.

If you have been patient enough to stay with me until this point, thanks for looking at our vacation photos and I appreciate your visit!  I know that there wasn't much quilting in this post.  Well none actually, but I've been working on all of those T's in Bibelot and I'll have a finish to show you soon!  Enjoy your Spring Break! 

Just one more thing, this is the second time I wrote this post.  I had it saved for a few hours in Blogger, or so I thought.  When I went to have my family read it, it had disappeared!  Only the title remained! I have no idea what happened!  Arg!! 


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh you brought back some memories Michele! We did that trip a LONG time ago with some roller coaster fans.

Carol said...

Sounds line you had fun.

Shelley said...

You rode a roller coaster!! You go girl! I'd have to have one giant hunk of courage to do that one lol!

Applique Time said...

I agree! It does look like the shark wanted in on the action! Glad you had a nice time.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Looks like a fun time to me.

Denise said...

Wow...I get sick just looking at the pictures! I am so impressed with anyone who has the stomach to ride a roller coaster. My head says YES and my stomach says NO! Sounds like you had a great holiday!

Threeundertwo said...

I love that first shot through the netting. Very artsy, but yes, makes me dizzy. Sounds like a fun time.

AnnieO said...

I remember taking my son on a few big roller coasters that he was only tall enough to ride because of his HAIR sticking up :) Glad the mission was accomplished and you all had fun with the fishes, too.