|Riding the Vortex in 1998 - Dad, Mom, my brother Colt & me.|
|Me and my brother riding the Hurler - 1995, and hahaaha at the poor man riding behind us!|
We went for our inaugural visit as a family last weekend for just a couple hours to see how Charley would do. She went a couple of times last year with my sister but didn't get to do too much other than the carousel, a couple other little boring rides, and the pool. We went just a couple hours before closing and just did all we could do in those two hours. She's only tall enough for 12 rides in the entire park and even with the lines being short that evening we weren't even able to ride them all. Which is good - I'm glad she'll get to do different things next time we go!
Long story short - she loved it so much. There were a couple little melt downs - like on this boat ride where the mean ol' ride attendant said to keep your hands inside the boat and Charley didn't understand why she couldn't touch the water.
But the rest of the evening was all smiles, even when she didn't get the horsey of her choice.
It just makes me all mushy inside when I am starting to see some of my fond childhood memories come back to life before my eyes.