Road trip last Monday?
Historic solar eclipses and autism don't exactly mix. Children on the spectrum really, really, REALLY like routine,...like the sun shining in the afternoon with its suppose to. An eclipse sounds simple enough to explain - the moon is traveling between the earth and sun,...jusssst for a bit,...but it doesn't exactly translate into what our little guy could or would feel comfortable with.
Or rather,...we weren't comfortable with him put in the situation where there were too many variables: keep your eclipse glasses on Isaac,...look at the sun Isaac,...don't look at the sun, Isaac,...don't take your glasses off, Isaac,...wait,...wait, wait,...Isaac,...we have to wait on the moon to cover the sun, ect,...it didn't sound optimal,...and we ALWAYS try to set-up our little guy for success,...especially since I.I. gets super-worried when the electricity goes out,...it just sound like a ticket to either a headache,...or a road trip with lambie-poo.
Slushie and fuel,...what's not to love?
On the road,...with Isaac in the back with the map!
Okay,...the sunrise was really beautiful,
and Isaac was properly appreciative,
but where were we headed?
THE only place on the planet sure to take Isaac's mind off the historic solar event.
Inside a mall,...no sun to be seen!
Also we discovered THE best time to visit Legoland is during a historic solar eclipse,
we practically had the place to ourselves!!!
The silence was awesome,
also was the fact there were NO LINES,
and no competition for the free play legos,
just lots of fun!
Isaac had a blast exploring!!!
Legoland is bigger,
and smaller than you'd think.
Parent review: It was okay for the online price,
but if we payed full-price,...not so much,
especially if the place is packed and your child has to wait for everything.
But like I said,...we practically had to place to ourselves!
The two rides were okay,
Isaac never asked to go again on, either,
although he could have ridden both to ad nausem,
no pun intended, but there were zero lines,
and the Legoland workers were all super-friendly.
The manipulative play was more fun to our little guy,
he liked the test-tracks.
And exploring all the environments.
There was a pirate ship playground.
How did I not get a picture of that?
Isaac like climbing all over it,
as much as he like the karaoke machine in this lego house,
another missed pix!
Can we all sing,..."EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!"
But hold your horses,...the best is yet to come!
LEGO WATER TABLE!
"Yes, please!" says Isaac,
and hands down this was our little guy's favorite activity!!!
Legos and water,
what's not to love?
Oh, let's not forget the 4D movie theater!
No lines meant, we got to see all three movies showing
and Isaac LOVED the 4D effects, especially the misting water and bubbles.
Any seat in the house for our little V.I.P.
which was a pretty cool experience in of its own.
Two and half hours later,...Isaac was perusing the Lego Store.
What else are big brothers for?
You know I.I. had to get his Teddy in on his Great American Road Trip!!!
I.I. loves his big brother whether Teddy ponies up legos or not!
After 4D movies,...how about some virtual reality?
And new tech,....both are pros at it!
But wait,...there was that pesky business about a solar eclipse.
See,...our little guy wasn't into the event
thankfully he wasn't super worried,
but all the adults scanning the sky was kinda weird.
Moon shadows were cool.
or until 2024,...
Something to dream about on the road home,...
Per-autism,...we took a different road for the Great American Eclipse,
but that's okay,
we still had a memorable day!
Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!