Thursday, July 15, 2010

so we're not as young as we used to be

Last Saturday Zac and I had the chance to go to Lagoon Amusement Park all by ourselves. Without the children. Truly amazing. And although the title of this post sums up the experience in a lot of ways, it was still a whole lot of fun.

But let me back up.

First of all, sometime back in the spring when the Lagoon commercials were first coming on TV, I mentioned to Zac that I thought it would be really fun for us to go with just the 2 of us. Like on a date. We don't go out much. And the last time we've even been to Lagoon was when Elisabeth was a baby and I had to feed her and change diapers and we were stuck in KiddieLand the whole day. I'm not even sure when I'd last gone to an Amusement Park before that was. Probably when I was about 22.

Anyway. It sounded like fun. And I am in desperate need of some more fun in my life.

And then we walked in the March of Dimes March for Babies and they had raffles for all kinds of terrific prizes at the end. My mom happened to win 2 free day passes to Lagoon. And I kinda sorta begged and pleaded and almost cried for her to let us have those passes. Which she did. YAY!!!

And not only that, but she offered to watch our darling children for us so we could go by ourselves and not have to worry. So we set a day that would work for all of us.

And we went!! Yippeee!!! It was so much fun. I was determined to stay from opening to closing - but I have to admit that by about 9:30, after walking around in the heat all day, we were both pretty worn out. haha. And we got dizzier and had more stomach butterflies than I remember ever getting before. But we still rode almost everything and had a blast. And we also threw all caution to wind and ate all kinds of junk food, which I enjoyed immensely. :)

This sign cracked us up so I took a picture. Call me crazy, but those 4 inch spikes at the top of the fence seemed fairly sufficient deterrents to keep me from wanting to sit atop it. Maybe not?

We also went to a show called "Cirque Innosta presents: L'Orage" with this super bendy contortionist lady and other tricksy folks that were a lot of fun to watch.

And of course, ta-da! a hideous sweaty self-portrait taken towards the end of the day. :)

Anyway - we had a blast! I'm so happy we were able to do that. Thanks, mom!

(and finally, a tiny pic of our favorite ride, The Samurai, borrowed from the Lagoon website. Looks like fun, eh??) :)

(ps - pics from the kids' adventures that day coming soon. I wasn't with them, but I can still blog about it!)


Mom B said...

Just for the record, Kristen really didn't have to beg that much for the tickets. I knew she and Zac would have much more fun there than I would have. And I had a great time with the kids.

Colleen said...

Ha ha. Yeah, I tease Jim that he's old now that a lot of the rides make him nauseated. Sounds like a fun date!

bonitinha said...

Ack! Samurai is a crazy ride! I'm a big thrill ride fan but that one's a bit too much for me. I must be gettin gold too! Sounds like a really fabulous date! I'm so glad you got to go do that!

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