Thursday, July 30, 2009


So, the other day me, my nephews, and Dave went to Wonderland. I did the math and it had been almost 10 years since the last time I was here. Our aim was simple. To ride all the roller coasters in the park and to see who would puke first. So we got there right when the park opened and headed to the most popular coaster, the Behemoth, first.Obligatory shot with the mountain behind me.Waiting in line.Riding the Behemoth.The ride rocked. No one puked. But the hour and a half wait for it sucked. And that became the theme for the day. Line up and wait.

"Hey mom, guess where I am"In the 8 hours we spent there, we ended up riding 7 rides. That worked out to approx. 1 hour wait per ride. Total ride time, approx. 10 minutes. After paying $44 to get in and $15 for a burger and fries, the only one wanting to puke was me! All kidding aside, we did have a fun day. But it will most likely be another 10 years before I come back again.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Rock the Park: Saturday

Day three.
Warming up at Brian and Jackie's. Brian shows off his culinary skills on the BBQ.Beer butt chicken.Yummy!RileyEnjoying the sunshine (again, only briefly).Happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you...happy birthday dear Jen...happy birthday to you!!Back at the park for some classic rock and roll. And then the rain started coming down.Taking cover.Suckers!It stopped long enough for the wife to enjoy an elephant ear.
And then the rains came again. This time we found cover under a semi trailer.Finally giving into the rain.Robbie gets his devil stick.Fun with the devil stick.Back to Jim and Jen's for some fire pit action.More devil stick fun."So what are you doing later? Wanna come back to my place?"Sunday morning, on the way out of town, another Rock the Park in the books, we spotted devil stick's new home.