Sure it was rainy most of the time we were at Busch Gardens. We tried not to let it dampen our spirits. Various styles and colors of ponchos were displayed. I personally enjoyed the bumping cars and the merry-go-round quite a bit. Others rode swings and sky buckets. We had lunch ($60 for two of us!) at a beer garden in the Germany section. We saw Elmo. I was happy to see a Clydesdale horse. All told, Joe and I spent a little more than four hours at Busch Gardens, and then went back to the hotel for much-needed naps and showers.
Dinner for twenty-five was at Sal's Italian restaurant. The food was delicious, the portions immense, and the prices very reasonable. As they say, "A good time was had by all."
On Wednesday morning our boys and their families met up with us at the hotel buffet breakfast and soon after we had to get started on our journey home. The trip was relatively uneventful, with no terrible traffic, and we even had time to stop at our favorite farm stand in Middletown, Delaware.
All-in-all, a delightful and varied short summer vacation.