It was down to the wire but we did it! We had Kib’s Bay this year! Not sure what I’m talking about? Read up on it here.
We came up with the theme “Mission Impossible!” We woke the kids up at 8:00 a.m. by blowing party horns (a Kib’s Bay tradition) and informed the kids how to dress (jeans, tshirt, closed shoes, hoodie or windbreakers). They were ready in no time and off we went to grab a quick Hardees drive-through breakfast. On the drive south on I-95, we reminisced what we’ve done for Kib’s Bay over the years. We came up with the following list:
- IMAX Movie in 2007
- Blizzard Beach in 2008
- Surf Camp in 2009
- Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in 2010
After remembering the good times we announced the new theme by playing the Mission Impossible theme song
( via YouTube app on our Iphones). We had a show-up time of 9:45 and as we were a little early we stopped for coffees in St. Augustine. The kids still didn’t know what we were going to be doing. After coffee, we drove through town and across the Bridge of Lions. The kids were really curious as to where we were going and were a little worried that it had something to do with the boat!
We pulled into the Alligator Farm parking lot and they were a little confused/suspicious/skeptical. We just waited for them to see the people on the zip line course and for it to sink in. It finally dawned on them what we were doing and they began to get excited. We signed in, paid, and got outfitted with our harnesses. After a little class on how to clip in and move through the obstacles we were on our way. Tommy and Timothy went first and they were soon out of sight. Annie, Michael and I stuck together. There were eleven obstacles before we got to the first zip line. It was long and a little intimidating! But after the first one, it got easier. We did the long course and it took about an hour and a half to complete. The boys would have done it much faster had they done it on their own. At the end I thought we would be able to walk through the farm but that would have been an “additional cost” so we didn’t. (really?! for the price of the zip line they could easily have let us in to walk around a bit!)
We were not allowed to bring in any phones or cameras for fear of dropping them into the pens below. Here are the only pictures we were able to get.
You can kinda see the course in the distance behind the brown fence.
Afterwards we went just down the road, to the entrance to Anastasia State Park, in the Surf Station Parking lot and ate at Nalu’s Tropical Take Out, a converted pop-up camper.
Then we hurried to our next destination: World Golf Village IMAX theater for the 1:00 showing of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. It was really intense to watch it on a 6-story screen! The IMAX was a throw-back to our first Kib’s Bay where we went to an IMAX movie (no one can remember what it is that we saw that first time).
Ahhhh….another Kib’s Bay. We had a great time and made another deposit in the memory bank! Boy, are they adding up!