We drove into Carlsbad Monday afternoon and met Mark for a swim in the hotel pool. It was nice to reunite with him after almost two weeks.
Tuesday we headed out for a jam-packed day of fun at Legoland. We had an inauspicious start when Ryan got very anxious at the first roller coaster and wouldn't go on. He was quite upset so we told him he could wait for us. Luckily, he sat on a bench where we had a full view of him while we waited and he sat there for the 15 minutes it took us to complete the ride. The funny thing was that this ride was the most tame one of the day. By the time we got around to other areas of the park he was ready to try something new and we ended up doing all the rides we wanted, including all the fast rollercoasters and he was happily going on each one. Ryan's favorite was the Lego cars. The Big Test show was a fun and silly acrobatic show that we all enjoyed.
The Sky Cruiser was a fun peddle-yourself ride that had the cutest cars. The boats were also fun and Ryan and Chloe enjoyed doing the driving.
The pirate ships allow each person to shoot water at unsuspecting strangers and we all got pretty wet!
The Lego constructions throughout the park are really something to see. There are constructions representing New York City, New Orleans, NASA, the White House, the Taj Mahal and the Sydney Opera House to mention just a few.
Chloe was the only one of us brave enough to try the Knight's Tournament which involved sitting in a contraption at the end of a robotic arm that moves all around according to whichever one of 5 levels you choose. Chloe chose level 3 and was moving pretty fast. The ride turns you upside down and all around, level 5 looked really scary! Not only that, but there are water bomb machines that anyone can put money in and shoot water up at the person on the ride. Chloe got sprayed by one, but didn't get too wet. It was a fantastic day and a nice way to spend time together. Legoland was pretty quiet yesterday so we never had to wait too long. Next up, Sea World!