Islands of Adventure

Wednesday was a day full of action at Universal Islands of Adventure!!! This was a day that the Mashburn Men have been anxiously awaiting for many weeks now…there are roller coasters everywhere and they totally love that!

Here is a picture of the boys watching the HULK roller coaster about 7 years ago…that was then…
this is now…in the SAME spot looking at the roller coasters at 14 and 12 (oh my goodness they grow up fast, don’t they?)

Bailey hasn’t been able to ride the Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster in years past (height requirement), but this time he was able to get on there and enjoy it with the other Mashburn Men!

The guys are soaked to the “bone” (get it, they’re in the DOG house) after riding Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls…(too much water for me…ick!)

This is one of our all-time favorite rides, but the wait was like 45 minutes, and it’s just not worth it when you have season passes to wait that long! Sorry Spidey…we’ll hit it next time for sure!

The kids suggested we take this picture with the GRINCH…do you think they are trying to tell us something? Subtle boys, subtle!

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Enjoying the theme parks,


  1. I loved being there. Your pictures brought back memories from being there.

    Thank you so much for the book! I am going to look through the material and look forward to reading the book too!

    Have a great time away.

  2. I love love love this park! The Hulk is one of my very favorite rides, too! The pic of your boys sitting in the same spot years apart is too clever. Actually, while at Disney this week, I told my two that I wanted their pics in the stockade. DS 3 said, You have that pic already…I said, “yeah, but each year you FIT in it better!”

    Glad you had such a good time.

    🙂 Susan

  3. It looks like so much fun! I love the picture of the boys when they were young – priceless!

  4. Amusement parks have never been “my cup of tea” although I’m sure my kids would love to take a trip there. My favorite vacations include lots of historic stops.

    You guys look like you are having a wonderful time.

  5. What a riot, great pictures of your family. Hope your business booms big from this, your a great marketer:)

  6. Love the pictures of the boys watching the roller coaster.. and those two with the grinch look like trouble to me. LOL
    Looks like a great time!!!

  7. i love those pictures of your boys at different agesa t the same spot!

    i love Islands of Adventure! i rode The Hulk. did you guys ride Dueling Dragons? I went with ryan a couple of years a fo. I loved spidey,too

  8. Love the photo of you and your man with the grinch !! And the two of the boys … amazing ! I can’t believe how fast kids grow !!

  9. Looks like alot of fun! We’re thinking of taking our oldest to Kings’ Island for his 3rd birthday. I think he’d love it!

  10. I LOVED the Spiderman ride…worth the 45 min wait!! Thanks for sharing your memories with us…and bringing back a few of my own!!!

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