Sunday, August 22, 2010

Adventureland, Part 1

We had our last hurrah for the summer by taking the kids to Iowa last weekend for a day at Adventureland and a trip to the Iowa State Fair the following day. I just had to see that fair as I wrote in a previous blog. What a quick, but fun weekend of family entertainment!
My three cuties!
This was Grant's first time at an amusement park. He kept asking where Mickey Mouse was. I guess we'll have to go to Disney again or this child will never let us live it down that we went without him.
This ride is quite tame compared to other rides at the park. However, Andy knows not to go on any ride that spins in circles or swings back and forth. He learned that the hard way three years ago at this same park. So, while we were riding on this particular ride the operator was telling Andy that this is the most puked on ride. She said it's usually caused by adults who chose the seat that faces backwards while spinning in circles. While our ride was uneventful, this same ride had to stop for barf clean up five times that same day. I am glad I knew that after I got off the ride or I would not have gotten on.
Madison is looking thrilled to go on yet another ride with little brother!
This was taken while driving bumper cars. So sad that it came out so blurry. Grant thought he was top dog driving their car.
Thought this was a cute concession stand.
I knew you'd want to know what the other side looked like, so I took a photo from that end too. Imagine going to work and entering under the pig's tail?? Would that make you the butt of jokes? Just wondering....
This is what Grant looks like after a long day at the park.
And this is what he looked like at the beginning of that same day.
Thought this was a pretty sight for an amusement park. I'll share part 2 in tomorrow's blog....the Iowa State Fair!

9 comments:

Tracey said...

Haven't been to Adventureland since we lived in Des Moines. I took my little brother there. He was about 6 years old at the time. He's 23 now. :)
Long time huh?

Cheeseboy said...

Adventureland looks quite fun. Much like our amusement park, it is probably full of puke inducing rides.

That pig is awesome. I want one of those for my backyard.

Sandra said...

I have to laugh. I have a daughter who is a few years older than her baby brother (he's 6, she's 10) and she'd be making the same face as Madison after a day of rides on the kiddie side of the park. They are such troopers those big girls!

missy said...

never been to adventureland. looks like fun! cutest concession stand ever!

Teachinfourth said...

Never been to Adventureland, but that pig concession stand was enough to cinch up the decision for a future visit someday…

Glad it was fun; I tried to get some fun in before school with its full, chaotic swing...

Saimi said...

What a fun adventure! It's always sad when summer comes to an end. I start back up next Monday..I think I need a trip to Adventure land, can I borrow your kids!! :)

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Isn't it funny how nauseous we get as we age? I used to be able to go on all the rides but now I can't even LOOK at the spinny ones. Yuck.

Mamma has spoken said...

I use to love those puke causing rides in my younger days! but like hubby, I can't ride them anymore. heck, I get sick while watching those movies that have a lot of movement in them...

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