- Open daily from 11AM to 11PM
- The Rio’s zipline is about 500 feet high and travels
- You have to be an adult to ride in the evenings
- Tickets are currently selling for $27.49
We had a great offer, 1 extra ride for the each of us riding, from an official stand in the casino selling the Voodoo Zipline tickets and with no line. Once we got our tickets, my dad and I, went up the elevator, I was very surprised how high the elevator actually went. We then had to wait for the hotel to text us when it was our turn, during that time we enjoyed the view.
The zipline was very high and I also noticed that the zipline goes over the hotel’s pool. So in my opinion, the best time to go on the zipline is during Summer, when there is a lot of people below you. When it was our turn to go on the zipline, strapped in, and started to begin, we just went vamoosh.
I was scared in the beginning, during the middle not so much, but in the end I was scared the most. The zipline travels about 35 mile per hour and is long, but to me during the travel to the other side it speeds up which made me screamed. What worried me the most was that there was no one on the other side, just on the beginning side, so if we get stuck there we die. The zip line actually goes back backward, fast, so that worried me a little.
The truly scary part is that we used our extra ride pass on the same turn, so when we got back to the start of the zipline it blasted us down again. I did not know what was more scary, the first or second time. Even though it was the second ride, I was still terrified of the boost in the ending. This ride, however, is still worth it’s money and I recommend going here next time you go to Vegas.
Rating of ride on a scale of 1-10:
I would give it a 9 star!
Pokemon Go is a virtual reality game, on Pokemon of course, and I really recommend to play at Huntington Library not only because of the beautiful scenery, but because of the tons of Pokemon there. Recently I downloaded Pokemon Go mostly because of my cousin, who told me all about it. The next day I went to Huntington Library where we caught a bunch of Pokemon. It’s a great place to activate “Incense” to lure Pokemon. There is Pokemon everywhere, so running out of of PokeBalls may be of a situation so remember to go to PokeStops. We could not go everywhere due to the long walks so I recommend to visit mostly the two gardens, the Japanese Garden and the Chinese Garden.
This is a very basic tutorial on Pokemon Go!
PokeBalls – ball which to capture and hold PokeBall, has a limited amount, to get more visit a PokeStop.
PokeStop – an icon to represent a type of grand or even small memorial part of a place, this icon if near enough you can spin it and it gives off random items for use such as Pokemon Eggs, Revives, Incense, Potions, and PokeBalls.
Incense – an item used to attract Pokemon to you for 30 minutes.
Revives and Potions – used to heal fainted Pokemon to half it’s health and used to heal partial health.
Pokemon Eggs – are Pokemon Eggs gained from PokeStops or bought from the shop, and can hatch by walking a given amount of kilometers. The more kilometers needed to hatch the more rare the Pokemon.
- Do not use Battery Saver
- Try travel as far as possible
- Hatch the most rarest eggs first
- Do not spend real Money, keep it REAL!
- Be aware of your surroundings or your Pokemon Adventure will end quickly
- Try to not waste any PokeBalls
- Look for Pokemon with strong attacks and high Combat Power(CP)
- Try different regions for different types of Pokemon
- To find a lot of Pokemon go to parks
Directions to Huntington Library
For our family road trip we travelled to Orlando, Florida and went to a gator theme park called Gatorland. As we reached there you can see that there were huge birds that were black or white. The tickets were at a reasonable price but, I surely recommend getting the AAA discount. Once we got our tickets we saw our first alligator there, it was a medium sized guy and it was also sleeping.
There was a huge habitat that hold both crocs and gators with a small sand bar in the middle. We did not notice at first but in the water were fish that we believed were food for the gators and crocs. We even saw a fish food dispenser to feed the fish with pellets only for a quarter. In the middle, were baby crocs and gators. A staff woman was holding a baby gator that you can touch for free and it is so cute.
After we ate, we went to this show called, Gator Wrestling Show. There were two guys, the first one grabbed a Gator by the tail out of the water and told us how the gator eyes can pop in and out. Then he did crazy tricks where he put his chin on top of the gators mouth. His partner began to sing putting the gator to sleep and the 1st guy started tickling the Gator. The gator woke up and went back to the water and that ended the show.
At 1:00 we went to the breeding marsh where they have the biggest gators and by the way there are no crocs there. There was a way to get out but it was only a gate so if you go inside there there is a chance you will get eaten but, luckily there was staff there. For only $10 you can feed them there because behind the gate in the Breeding marsh there was land where the biggest gators wait to get fed. Once you pay you can feed them three pieces of horse meat and also get your picture really scary close to them for more money.
We went to see another show which is called,the Jumparoo Show which is where we saw gators and crocs jump trying to get chicken meat. Later in the show the performers got the chicken meat and made the gators and crocs jump and try taking it from their hand. Then we got 4 hotdogs which you can give to the gators but, be careful the birds might steal it from you and the fish. There is also flamingos where the feeding is if you want to feed them by paying for flamingo pellets.
Later in the afternoon, we went zip lining over the breeding marsh for only $10 and get to feel the experience of gators underneath us. I went first out of my family and was surprised when we had to fall backwards then it moved me over the swamp and I saw gators in the waters. It was so thrilling how I was so close to the breeding marsh because it is actually not a man made swamp.
If it was up to me I will rather go to Gatorland than Disney World and would give Gatorland 4 and a half stars. There is 3 awesome qualities there, it is natural, thrilling, and educational.
More about Gatorland
The Avengers: Age of Ultron the movie was an absolutely great movie. I liked the humor which was fairly enough and the action was full of excitement. The previous Avenger’s movie had lots of action, but it didn’t have enough plot and excitement while this movie had an equal balance.
Not to spoil but I will give you a hint an unexpected character joins the Avenger team to help battle against the evil Ultron. My favorite part was when they talked about Thor’s hammer. There was a hilarious part when they talked about worthiness and the elevator before Ultron showed himself.
My favorite character is Iron Man especially when he gets in his Hulk-Buster armor. There wasn’t much new characters but they made the battle fair and unpredictable. My favorite character was the special character that came in the end. There was a couple of characters added like the Scarlet Witch and her brother, Quicksilver. They also brought back some characters from other Marvel movies.
I got to admit there is one thing weird though like Ultron’s face on how its mouth move looks like a human mouth’s movement instead of an actual robot. I also didn’t like in the final battle, some of the dialogue between Ultron and an Avenger member was just unnecessary.
I would recommend watching with kids that are 8+ or older. Kids at age 8 might still get nightmares. It is really fun to watch and I believe it is appropriate to all 8 or above. If I had to give it a rating it would be a 4 1/2 Stars out of 5.
I love that my Hermit Crabs are great pets. They are really nice to look at and study. Hermit Crabs are found to be really active at night. This information is gathered from my 3 hermit crab helpers Jaws, Rosie, and Newbie. This is dedicated to Jaws who just recently passed away, he was a loving pet and my favorite hermit crab.
Hermit Crabs may not be active if they are new. Try to get Hermit Crabs that are about the same size so they don’t bully each other. There is one thing that you have to beware of is when they change shells they may fight for the same shell. So try to get shells that are similar so they can each have a new home.
Hermit Crabs are great climbers when they get active. I recommend buying plastic plants and sticks for your hermit crabs to climb. You need plastic plants because they may eat the real ones and you don’t want that. I don’t recommend rocks that are smooth because they won’t be able to climb it but you can put some smooth rocks in to stop them from digging a certain area.
Even though the hermit crabs have shells, they still need shelter to hide. I recommend getting a small cave or a dome shape home that can fit a hermit crab. You can even make them a homemade home with Legos or any building blocks. Remember they can also climb on top of their homes for more climbing space.
Taking care of a hermit crab teaches me responsibility and how to care for others. For instance on normal weekends, it is easy because all I have to do is change the food, change the water, give my hermit crabs a bath and then I’m done. On other weekends, it gets hard when we have to change the dirt and sand in the tank. I recommend changing the water when it gets very sandy as well. The reason it is sandy is because when the hermit crabs go into the water to drink it brings sand with them.
Tip: If the Hermit Crabs are shedding their skin leave them alone. Unless another hermit crab is attacking it then move the hermit crab away from the shedding hermit crab as they are vulnerable.
The Great Wall of China is very educational for kids and good exercise for your family. The wall is thousands of miles long but I recommend walking 2-4 miles when visiting. We visited the Mutianyu location here. The souvenirs we bought there were awesome because it was a wooden sword that I could battle with my brother.
There is a fun entrance and exit. The entrance is a ski lift that is kind of scary but also very exciting. The view has beautiful trees and mountains to look at and admire. Remember do not wear Crocs because mine almost fell off on the way up.
The exit is fun too because you can ride on a “cart slide” called a Toboggan down the mountainside. Please be careful because you can crash if you go too fast. I recommend having adults with you if you are under 12 years old and use the double-seater. For older kids and adults you can use the single-seater.
Everything at the Great Wall of China was very magnificent. There are many old buildings and towers there to explore. I also saw some cannons too which were used hundreds of years ago to defend against the Mongolians. My favorite part was the Toboggan and I wish I could ride it again.
Tips: Be warned there are many bugs. Most of them you can’t see and may attack you. So bring bug spray just in case of mosquitoes and other insects.
More info: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/scene/beijing/mutianyu.htm
The Los Angeles zoo is a great place to boost your kid’s happiness. Surprise your son by going to the reptile exhibit or surprise your daughter with the Gray seal exhibit. Or give yourself a boost.
The only thing you should worry about is the traffic. I recommend leaving 10:00 AM or sooner. If you live farther away then I recommend 9:00 AM. So remember to come to the zoo early.
If you live in California then I recommend one of the memberships. If you have a family then try the Family Membership which costs about $126. With the family membership you can grab discounts and get free 2 day guest passes. So you can grab a friend or a relative to come with you.
I would recommend visiting the African Alligator they have. The only sad thing about this alligator was it doesn’t move much. My favorite exhibit was the reptile exhibit, called the Lair. Watch for the snakes, they look really cool. One animal surprised me though it was a funny looking turtle.
One of my favorite parts was the petting zoo where I got to pet the animals. Be careful, do not make them get mad or else they could bite or attack. Also, remember to not step on their poo or pee. It’s disgusting!
My favorite part is when I get to spend family-time with my family. And don’t forget, as your leaving the zoo visit the alligator again to see how much he had moved since you came to the zoo.
Parent Note: We went around noon time and the traffic was jammed. Took over an hour to find parking which is why the Author is suggesting you go early morning. Also, I think early morning animals will likely be more active.