Fans of Sea World.

Friday night the 20″ box fan in our bedroom refused to come on. I think the motor burned out. It was, by my best math, about 8 years old. Not too bad for a $20 investment. We were faced with a weekend that was predicted to be one of the hottest of the season, over 100°F, and an even hotter Monday… tomorrow. Can’t wait.

We kept our plans to go to Sea World on Saturday morning. We always enjoy Sea World, although not quite as much as before, since they ended the Dining with Shamu series. That breakfast buffet was pretty awesome. I understand why they did it, out of respect for the trainer who was killed, but if they had asked me, I would have suggested that they just re-organize the dining experiences like they did the show… no more close contact between trainers and whales. But they didn’t ask me.

On the up-side, the new dolphin show is better than ever. I give it 6 thumbs up!

Anyway, Saturday afternoon we headed off to Walmart to replace the fan. Walmart was a bust, they didn’t have quite what I was looking for, so we hit up Target. It turns out, our local Target had all their summer stuff and a bunch of other stuff on clearance since they’re bringing in all their autumn stuff AND they’re revamping the store to put their grocery section in. We got an awesome $40 fan, which included a remote, for $20. Interesting side note: The price war where Target wins over Walmart has been happening more and more lately.

Other highlights of the weekend included an hour and a half swim this morning that felt like a mere 5 minutes in the water. I just can’t seem to get enough of swimming.

I also found a recipe to make my own instant hot chocolate mix, which I mixed up and put in my empty Swiss Miss canister. I also found a recipe for chocolate oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. It’s been too hot to bake, but I have the dough all mixed up and in the fridge ready to go when the weather cools off… hopefully this week sometime.

Or maybe, in the interest of baking my cookies and eating them, too, I’ll just set up the new fan to blow the heat out of the kitchen!

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16 responses to “Fans of Sea World.

  1. tony

    I am First!!!! YES!!!! I want some cookies…mmmmmm
    :mrgreen:
    I had fun at Sea World too. Bring back dinning with shamu!!!
    :mrgreen:
    love you sweetie XXOXOXO

    • I’m not going to bake until it cools down. Or we break down and run the a/c. hehe
      I want Breakfast with Shamu!! Let’s go march in front of their gates! hehehe

  2. Caryl

    Three thumbs up on the photo of the dolphins too!
    So, they don’t ride the whales anymore either??
    I wonder if the power company turned off your AC.
    Yeah! Have new fan? Can bake!

    I went swimming today. Pretty much had a huge lane to myself.
    Love you,

    • Why, thank you! Glad someone noticed my photo genius! 🙂
      Nope, they don’t ride the whales.
      I don’t know, we haven’t tried to run our A/C lately. We may break down and run it tonight, though.
      I love when I have the big lane to myself… which to me means the whole pool! hehe

  3. How are you holding up with this Heat, my dear? I bet you could BAKE those cookies by just pitting the cookie dough on a sheet in the sun!! It is really like a damn OVEN here…..!

    • Oh my gosh, it is sooo hot. I wilted yesterday and only stayed out for lunch 30 minutes because it was 115F in the shade. Yikes! Not hot enough to bake cookies, but I could do one of those unsafe “low temp” turkey baking recipes, I think. ha!

  4. I hear 113 yesterday. I guess cookies will wait

  5. grrrace

    i broke down and used the a/c 2 days in a row. hehe.

    mmmm, cookies! it’s almost time… 😀

  6. grrrace

    ps – target’s way better than walmart. i never even step foot into a walmart anymore… hehe.

  7. stacey

    we missed the dolphin show when we were there in may. it was still under construction. i’m glad to know it is worth the wait.

    yes, shamu is not the same, but the kids still enjoyed it, so…

    p.s. you can send cookies my way anytime 🙂 moo milk and butter free, right?

    • Yeah, it was under construction for a long time, and then when it was new, the crowds were sold out. They handed out wristbands to all the shows which reserved your spot to the first guests in the park. It was insane! Soooo, yeah, worth the wait.

      I enjoyed the Shamu show, too, but remembering how it was vs. how it is now made me sad. And the discontinuation of the Dining with Shamu series is ridiculous.

      HA! Right, no milk and no butter. 🙂

  8. py

    Thank you for the photos of the dolphins, I hope to see some real ones one day.