Thursday, March 22, 2018

Braves Spring Training Trip {Part 2}

If you missed Part 1 of our quick Braves Spring Training trip post, you can find it here.

We were able to sleep in a bit on Saturday before getting ready to head over to the ESPN Wild World of Sports for the Braves game. It was St. Patrick's Day, so we all had green Braves hats to wear for the day.  Before the game we were lucky enough to attend an autograph session with a lot of the players and my little baseball loving guy was in heaven.

Especially when he saw some of the big names like Ender Inciarte who he has a bobblehead of in his baseball room!

Then he spent a little time watching batting practice and warmups before the game started hoping someone would toss a ball up to him.

We got wind that another group of players were going to be coming to autograph, including his favorite, Freddie Freeman!  He was so excited and nervous to meet him, but wanted to say "hey Freddie."  Freddie Freeman was so nice to him and when I asked if I could take a picture he was so kind of said, "Of course!" His day was made right then and there.

It was a beautiful day for baseball and while watching the kids enjoyed ice cream, popsicles and just about every other ball park snack they could get their hands on.

After the game we took the shuttle over to Universal Studios!

We had a few hours to ride some of the rides and planned our time there strategically. We had a limited about of time and wanted to ride the ones they would enjoy the most.

Our kids love the thrill rides. Transformers was super fun, they enjoyed the Men in Black ride, but their very favorite was the Revenge of the Mummy because it was basically an indoor roller coaster.

We grabbed a quick dinner and then it was time for the main event of the evening...the Mardi Gras Parade.  Now, last year Boo-Boo was too short to actually be in the parade so we took part as spectators and you would have thought we were in New Orleans.

They had the best time collecting beads from the parade and enjoyed it so much that I was a little nervous to be on the other side of things. However, so many people we talked to who rode on the floats last year said throwing the beads was so much fun so we decided to give it a whirl.  We got costumes on, were given our instructions, and were ready to go.

I have no pictures from the parade because it went by so fast.  Literally every second we were tossing beads to crazy people who thought they were in New Orleans and having the time of our lives. It was so much fun and neat to see it from the other side.

We went through tons of beads, but there were enough left for the kids to get some to take home.  While waiting on our shuttle though, this kind hearted boy decided to pass some beads out to other people who didn't get any. So when someone would walk by he asked if they wanted some beads. He also gave some to our shuttle driver and you could tell it just made his day.

We all crashed that evening and were up early the next day to get ready to fly back home.  It was a quick trip, but packed full of fun!  

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