Sunday, September 23, 2007

But I would walk 500 miles...

Certainly felt like I had been walking 500 miles after the exhausting (and fun!) day at Kings Dominion yesterday. No, we're not fools for venturing to an amusement park on a beautiful Saturday, my dad's company rents out the park for a day so the crowd is pretty manageable. Too bad the staff was a little slower this year, and I don't think we covered quite as many rides as in the past, but oh well. The day had plenty of enjoyable moments though...

Late afternoon, after our group was just beat, all Evan wanted was an ice cream. Who can argue with that? Sadly, like the rides, the line to get ice cream was a little long and not moving. The frozen lemonade cart seemed like a good alternative...ended up being the best $4 we could spend. That thing lasted for like half an hour and everyone got to have some. Even Eric was sitting with his mouth hanging open asking for more!

At the end of the day, to take the edge off the inevitable "we're leaving" meltdown, we promised Evan he could pick out a souvenir to take home. He immediately remembered the laser tag gun he had spotted earlier which made all sorts of obnoxious noises and had some equally obnoxious flashing lights, so our mission was to find a store that did NOT sell this gun :-) After wandering aimlessly (and slowly) through a store that was full of all sorts of un-kid-friendly items, he settled on a plastic fish that you can fill with water and use to squirt others. Not too obnoxious, so we picked out a second one for Eric and headed to the cash register. Price tag? $2. For both. Never in a million years would I have guessed we were getting out of that store for $2.

Anyway, pictures are worth more than words, so here they are...more posted on the Sanderson snapfish site...

Hail, hail (most of) the gang's all here!

Evan gets a blue band!!

Eric enjoys the all day free stroller ride

Wait a minute, we know those people!
Keri, Charlotte, and Elizabeth take a spin on the antique cars

Ethan and Evan on the carousel
Lisa and Margaret playing around by the fountain

Dad and Rose on the non-roller coaster ride

Pretty cute for a trio of jailbirds!
Oh wait, they're just waiting in line :-)

Nick shows Evan how to drive

Ed tries out the sit-on-a-bench ride too!

Enough with driving cars, time to fly an airplane!

Evan and Ethan cool off in the misty Coca-Cola tent thing

Eric enjoys some stroller-free time in the kids play zone...
he's already got a cold, how many more germs can he get?


  1. Great pictures!! Wish I had remembered my camera unfortunately I left it at my Mom and Dad's :-(

  2. Looks like a great day! Glad you found the 1 dollary fishies :)