My kids were excited when they found out there was a fresh addition to Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay, FL. We had been coming to Tampa to visit my in-laws every summer since I got married. My boys’ favorite thing to do while in Tampa was to go to Busch Gardens, and my in-laws made sure they bought the tickets early. They told us they got big discounts since they lived in Tampa, and it was for their grandsons. Grandpa couldn’t wait to tell them they had tickets to the new water park. Once they got the dates when we were visiting, he bought tickets to Tampa’s biggest water, Adventure Island. He had a private cabana so we could relax out of the sun, but he wanted the boys to have fun. He showed the boys the brochure he got so they could see what there was to do. My oldest had to read the entire brochure out loud. He said it was 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun. It features the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. My husband and father-in-law had their swim trunks on and were ready for water fun with the boys. I had on my shorts and t-shirt and said I would enjoy the cabana more than the water fun, and my mother-in-law agreed. While the guys raced down rapids, waterfalls and corkscrews, my mother-in-law and I relaxed in the cabana and drank pina coladas. We built a friendship dreaming of being back at the house in the air conditioning.