We took a last minute extended weekend away with the kids to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA this past weekend, and we had an absolute blast. Although I don't do many rides, I still find enough to keep me busy in the park while the kids go off and do some wild coaster riding. Here is a photo of the Griffon, which is located in New France. It is 205 feet high, and before it plunges its riders, it just hangs over the top edge for about 5 seconds....
I spent my time visiting the Abbey Stone Theatre for their production of Celtic Fyre.
My daughter and I went to see this particular show THREE times... my son begrudgingly attended two times with us. If we had made him go anymore than that, this is the face we would have been stuck with...
See my point?
Water rides are a favorite in my family. Le Scoot is a great log flume that gets you fairly soaked. I went on it earlier in the day (thankfully I put my camera in a waterproof bag) as my son assured me that I would not get "that wet". I got drenched but the camera was just fine.
I was able to capture this moment after I got off the flume.
This little vacation is just what was needed for a bit of a pick-me-up. On Sunday, I will once again head to Maryland for a few days to chaperon my son's high school band camp. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 90s, there is no A/C, there are lots of bugs and mice, and the cabin doors do not lock.