Well these days are just flying by! Today the plan was HS but was really tired and needed a rest day! So we figured we would swap it with TL however the weather was looking pretty risky. Very cloudy and still very windy! So we dicided to do my favourite thing, shopping :)
We went to Altamonte Mall, a lot further out than Florida Mall but a friend had told me there are many bargins to be found as its out of the tourist area. We did indeed get some bargins! First stop was the apple shop though as we wanted the new Ipad, bit of a let down though as we thought the new ipad mini was out but its out on friday and probablly only way of getting one would be getting there really early and queing or pre order which would be mid November!
But on the upside it meant they had slashed $50 off the price of whats still the new one right now (well till friday anyway). We also purchased 2 Ipods for the kids for Christmas, can't wait to see their faces ope ning them :)
We then headed over to Hollister, stuff really cheap in there so we got a fleece each, I hear the frost has arrived in England :(
DH then wanted some shoes for going in sea as he had seen people wearing glove like shoes for feet! So he goes in this shop and asks the guy for sea shoes, guy replies sea shoes?! DH yeah you know the ocean, assistant ahhh you want boat shoes and takes him to proper boat shoes! DH no! I mean shoes for wearing in the sea! Assistant ahh you mean sea socks LOL well we didnt know thats what they were called but we got there in the end!
We came away quicker from here than I would of liked as it was the last day for TL before closure for refurb. We got there for about 2.30 so had a few hours in there. It was still overcast and cold but once in the water it was fine.
I have to say I didnt really rate this park, I did like the wave pool but wasnt keen on the slides, well I only did 2 but didnt like either. DH really liked the place though. I much prefer BB. I had a go at the Shark Reef, now this i think is a cool attraction they just need better snorkles. I wouldnt mind we all have decent ones but left them in the villa. It was the first time i had done snorkelling but the kids and DH done it loads in past. I started off fine and was loving it but then i started getting water in my mouth and had to come up. Couldnt find anywhere to hold onto for a moment so panicked a little lol. Would like to do that again with a better snorkle! It was brill swimming over the sharks and the bright coloured fish.
Left at 5 and headed home to get cleaned up to go out for dinner. Got a few more gifts first at premium outlets (spent some money today!) then onto Ponderosa again for tea. The kids wanted to go back there.
Now home at the villa and DH has already got the Ipad out to play around with it! Men! Im off to bed now as early start in the morning for DC, it looks like the weather will turn out fine tomorrow fingers crossed. The wind has dropped and the skys started clearing just before sunset to see lovely red skys.