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Staycation – check out

The kids were woken up at 830am because my grand plan was to enter Universal Studios on time. We checked out in the morning too.

We had breakfast at Krispy Kreme which was unfortunately a poor experience. They had no chocolate supply for beverage so that meant we could not order any hot chocolate or the likes of mocha. They also did not sell bottled milk. We made through 4 doughnuts and were in the queue by 940am. 

What I did not anticipate was the return of the haze, the brutally hot weather and worn out kids. I had to force Z to take the Transformer ride and X was pretty much too tired to want to take any rides. They made taking Treasure Hunter ride sound like a chore.

I took the Cyclone alone while the boys waited. Jurassic Park was opened and even the all-time favorite Dino-Soaring could barely make them smile.

Tired Z  
More tired folks

  

I grabbed Z to go on Canopy Flyer, and he was really unimpressed. 😏 

At least they posed for photos – this was part of the Halloween exhibits  
More scary exhibits

 
Z went for Madagascar ride while I took X to the carousel.

  
We mustered the strength to catch the 1145am Elmo show before the haze, heat and fatigue got the better of us.

  
Posing with Dracu-minion display   
 
Hence, this marked the end of our staycation. 
On hindsight, we should have opted for the family room. Both Mr H and I could not sleep well with 2 boys moving and talking till late night. 

I was so glad that we had booked triple rooms for our next trip.

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Staycation – Day 2

I had purchased discounted tickets to Adventure Cove from the company’s welfare committee. Z had been requesting for this for a few months!

At the entrance 
Hopping into Adventure River – we had kept our belongings in the small locker which cost $10 for the whole day.  

The kids’ favorite was the tidal wave pool. We spent such a long time there that I felt like I was swaying even when I was out of the pool.    

The babies’ section
  

Mr H and Z took this, then Z accompanied me
The Riptide Rocket was the other ride that Z could take. It was fun but the queue was long!  

Funny boys   
Waiting to support his brother  

Catching his breath    

First snorkeling experience – but he didn’t complete the entire round as he had problems with the saltwater seeping in

Dessert for tea – we redeemed the overpriced ice cream with RWS invites $ 
It was 530pm before we could drag the kids out of Adventure Cove. We bathed and headed for the beach for dinner.

On the way  

By scooter    

Through the Merlion Walk
  

Posing for the camera  

How optical illusion evened them out

Staking the claim that we were on Sentosa island    

We had not realized how tired X was, till he fell asleep at dinner.
  

Flame restaurant which served a pretty good flat iron steak
Sea view,  local style   

We continued to hang out at Coffee Bean and even caught some fireworks from the Wings of Time show.

Chillax time for us    

We also went to “people-watch” at iFly.

We took the monorail back to hotel and even caught this water fountain/light show.  
That concluded the end of a very long day. 

Staycation at Hotel Michael, RWS

This was X’s first staycation and Z’s second to boot. We rarely arranged for staycations but we were very blessed to have received this staycation from a friend. The kids were psyched.

Despite a late check in at 5pm, we hit the Hard Rock Hotel pool. We had attended a birthday party in the morning and watched Harry Potter part 4 and half of part 5. I was impressed that the boys’ energies held up. 

 At the lobby
At the Hard Rock Hotel Pool  
 
Hotel Michael was the furthest from the pool so we actually drove over. We could have walked but driving made logistics easier to manage for us. 

At Coca Steamboat  
The spread  
 
Finishing up 

   
More play

  

Swinging his light sabre