Sunday, September 23, 2007

Busch Gardens!

Saturday September 22nd

We made a stop for breakfast at the Silver Diner then proceeded east on Rt.64 to the Park. We sat in traffic as we made our way past an accident 4 miles later. We had great parking right next to the tram car station which made for a good start. We endured the 90* heat ducking into shows to catch the a/c for a bit of relief. The park was decorated for 'howl-o-scream" and the many shows carried the theme. We passed on the rides, or should I say I did, not wanting to stand in the heat, packed in like cattle weaving through the chutes waiting to board. We returned after a full day soaked with sweat looking forward to cool showers and a nap. After showers and a cool down time we decided to head out for dinner.

Ajacent to our comfort suites is an Olive Garden and Red Lobster, two ok choices. Mary and I decided on the Olive Garden but the wait was 45 minutes. We took the pager that was offered and headed across the street to Red Lobster. Upon check in we were told wait time was 25 minutes, that works! We accepted a second pager and headed to the bar. Mary enjoyed an Apple Martini and since I was flying in the morning I enjoyed a tall cold sweet tea. Our pager went off and we were seated for dinner. After placing our order Shrimp linguini Alfredo for me and Lobster tail for Mary, the Olive Garden pager went off. The vibrating portion was ok to deal with but then it decided to beep. People started to look around so we decided to put it in Mary's purse and tuck it away under the table, it worked. Dinner was good and the service fast and friendly even though it was a busy place.

We called it a night and Mary hit the hay while I finished getting my flight plan together. A call to FSS in the morning will fill in the remaining info on my wx sheet and we will be ready to go.

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