Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summertime Fun

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....
Note the expressions on the riders - terror seems to be the common  reaction. My two genetic material packages are right in the front row. I don't know where they get their bravery from - Neither hubby nor I will venture on to a ride like this.

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?

We spent some time with some colorful birds - they like ponytails - my daughter found this out the hard way.  Let's just say that if the old wives' tale is true, my daughter has a fair amount of good luck headed her way.

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.

Oh how I will miss the luxury of our motel room in Virginia - even if it was the size of a postage stamp....

4 comments:

Matty said...

It sure looks like a great time. The last I was there was.....1983....if my memory is correct. These days, I usually don't do the hard jolting rides because of some issues with my neck. Otherwise though, I would ride them if I could. But the kids, they love anything exciting, and I just have to laugh at his expression about having to see that show.

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. Oh the joy of amusement rides! I love the last picture and your daughter's sitting position! Too funny!

Life with Kaishon said...

You are such a great mamaaa no airconditioning. oh.my.goodness. i will definitely keep you in my prayers. ps thank goodness you put your camera in a bag. you are so smart.

Martha in PA said...

Looks like a great time. We loved Busch Gardens in Tampa... didn't get there as often as Disney. The flume ride was one of the few I would ride too!!! We loved the birds there too!