Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Celebrate good times!

The kids and I went to the Great Escape today.  Its a theme park owned by Six Flags.  We visited with Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Taz, Wily Coyote and Foghorn Leghorn.  We also saw Batman and the Flash!  We went on some rides including the new one above.  I like to call it the Giant Toilet Ride, or for you in England The Giant Loo ride.  Its really called The Tornado.  You have to carry this huge raft up the stairs and then you go down this chute.  I ended up going down an almost straight drop BACKWARDS into this thing.  I thought I was going to fall out.  Sarah had this look of horror on her face.  Then you go up the side and down and up the other side and down and then shot out the bottom into a pool.  All in 17 seconds.  Yup just like a toilet.  LOL!  It was pretty fun after the initial fright.  I had only two complaints about the park.  The prices of the food and drink and the dress policy. 

The food and drinks are very expensive and you are not allowed to bring in any of your own, even water.  Water is $4.00 for a small bottle!  Outrageous!  Very few public drinking fountains either.  Also, you cannot wear your swimsuit in the regular park area.  I wore mine into the park and no one said anything.  I had shorts on over it.  There were women in tops similar to mine and swimsuits.  I was approached by a guard who told me I had to have a cover up shirt.  Now mind you, my top is rather conservative, just swimsuit material.  Not allowed however.   I told him I came this way and had no cover top and he didn't press the issue.  This was after we were already there 4 hours.  I saw my sister's daughter N.  She acted like she didn't know me, but was distantly polite.  I gave her a little hug.  She is a Bugs Bunny costume character at the park.  She was just coming in to work when I saw her however.  My Mom saw her and her brother when she was up and N was rude to her.  I didn't put N's full name in her because my sister may not want it in here and I respect her privacy.  So I got a little sunburn and had fun and TODAY IS MY 1ST YEAR AWAY FROM DAVE!  Wooohooooo! 

9 comments:

ggjack7 said...

Golly Linda sounds like more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Shame on your niece, sorry that happened, but doesn't sound as tho it spoiled your day. gg/Jackie

plieck30 said...

Glad you and your kids had so much fun. Yes that is certainly expensive for water. Too bad they try to rob people who are trying to give their children a good time. Paula

tendernoggle said...

I can not believe you actually rode that thing Linda!!!! OMG!!! I would have been scared to death! WOW!!! You really were celebrating your independence!!!
love ya,
carlene

madcobug said...

Glad that you had a good day. You have more nerve than I do to ride that thing. Helen

ally123130585918 said...

Sounds like you had a good day ~ You were brave to go on the "Giant Loo Ride"  I don't think I could have :o) $4.00 for a bottle of water what a rip off ~ congratulations on your 1st year of freedom ~ Ally x
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wwfbison said...

Sounds like a great day - I don't think I could have done that ride.  I don't mind coasters but I'm not big on water rides and you went down backwards!!  I think it is robbery they charge $4 for water.  
Lisa

jckfrstross said...

glad you had fun:) that ride looks scary lol Congrats on 1 yr away

Deb

seraphoflove9001 said...

That looks like so much fun! :o) I'm glad you had a good time. :o)
Lisa

nay0114 said...

That's a crazy looking ride.
Take care, Chrissie