Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday At The Gardens

Turns out that a theme park and my mother-in-law wasn't actually a bad combination after all. Even wearing shoes I wouldn't consider practical for a day of walking and roller coasters, she didn't have any problems and ended up riding more coasters than I did.

We ended up going Sunday, and the weather was beautiful, but with graduations and Mother's Day, the park was most definitely the least crowded I've ever seen. I don't think we had to wait for more than two or three car-full's any of the coasters I rode. The one coaster I didn't ride (had to get rid of the iced tea I'd drunk with lunch, and the line was really long), seemed like it was running fewer circuits than it could normally handle. Compare that to hour plus waits as a standard for each ride, and it was still pretty fantastic.

The stroller brigades and families that were there didn't upset me; I was too busy enjoying myself. I even rode the Griffon - after swearing that I never ever (ever!) wanted to do so. The view from the top of the highest hill was amazing, but I can't tell you much else about the coaster. I don't do well with almost vertical drops, so I spent the majority of the rest of the ride with my eyes shut. The automatic picture that's taken even had my eyes shut and my mouth open in a primal fear scream. It was almost worth buying for the uncanny resemblance to Munch's Scream. Almost.

We ended the day with a funnel cake for DH and I, and the in-laws, and ice cream for DH's brother and friend who had joined us.

Despite my fears it turned out to be a pretty nice day. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed riding coasters. As state residents, purchase of a one-day admission allows us to return to the park as many times as we would like through the beginning of September for free, but daily parking is extra (though there is a discount for purchase online).

Not sure if we are going to take advantage of that or not, though it would be a shame to waste the opportunity. Guess some of the decision depends on the result of IVF #1. Meeting with the RE tomorrow to get things started on that. Whee!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! So glad your fears about Mother's Day were unfulfilled! Best of luck with your meeting tomorrow, I hope IVF #1 does the trick!