SAL-VA-TION: by grace

E-LEV-EN: children from 1984 to 2006

HOME-SCHOOL-ING: since 1990

DOWN-SYN-DROME: susie and gabe

GRAND-CHILD-REN: since 2010

FAITH-FUL-NESS: my steadfast rock, my biggest supporter, my leader, my friend, my love, my husband

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Homeschool Day at Six Flags

Leaving our high school boys behind for a day last week, we headed to Six Flags for their annual Homeschool Day. After all, school had been in session for almost 2 whole weeks and we were in need of a major break!

This was our first year attending the Six Flags event and we had a wonderful day. The weather was warm, the sun was shining, the lines were short, and the clothing, language, and behavior of the other park patrons was easy on the eyes, ears, and spirit.

Most of the day was spent enjoying the time and each other. Even so, between Dana and I we found time to record a few memories.

The older group headed off for coasters and thrills while I took Gabe and Lisa looking for calmer entertainment. Even if this ride wasn't too exciting for Lisa, she had to love the look of it.

As we boarded the "Buccaneer Battle" I should have been suspicious of the soaking wet seats. But I wasn't. It looked tame, and no one would get sick on this one, but I didn't realize we'd be the target of the squirt guns all around the area.

Thankfully, we had some ammunition of our own and Lisa enjoyed getting some revenge.

The Buccaneer Battle turned out to be a warm up for what was to come as Dana and Lisa took me to some more "exciting" rides while Keith entertained Gabe in the Wiggles play area.

We were completely, 100%, drenched through and through!

Bryce later informed me that the "Roaring Rapids" were BORING! I thought the ride was pretty fun and Dana enjoyed watching me laugh as much as the ride itself. I decided it must be my antiquity catching up with me. You see, I tried a few roller coasters. I got jostled around on "Demon" and smacked around on "Whizzer". But, it wasn't fun. It hurt. My head felt like it wanted to separate from my body, and that did not feel good. The only roller coaster I even half-way enjoyed was Mr. Spacely's Sprocket Rockets in Cartoonland with Gabe, and even he couldn't get enough of it. Everyone loved watching him climb out of his seat and then crawl into another one while I climbed out of mine.

For the most part, no one shared my sentiment on the roller coaster enjoyment. Lisa liked most of them, but going on the "American Eagle" by herself was a bit too much. Her first words after getting off were, "That was NOT fun!"

Bryce and Owen prepare for the unknown in the tunnel up ahead.

Kent and Dana ham it up a little for the camera.

Somehow, age doesn't keep Keith from LOVING his roller coasters. He was the biggest kid there that day I think.

We were all glad we went, we were all (except Bryce and Owen) ready to leave, and most of us are happy to wait a year before doing it again. I expect when the annual opportunity comes up we'll be ready to do it all over again.


Asil said...

Hi Cindy! Sorry I missed seeing you there - saw Keith several times, though. This was our 3rd or 4th year doing the Great America thing, and we've always enjoyed it. Maybe next year we can hook up, Lord willing! I'm right there with you on the roller coasters, although I seem OK on the wooden ones, but even the small metal ones make me woozy. And I wouldn't even try ones that go upside down! Guess I'm not 25 anymore... :0) Laughed when seeing the picture of you after riding the Roaring Rapids. I also got soaked on that ride. Bill wanted to go on it again shortly before we left. I told him to go right ahead, I was NOT getting that wet again, especially right before the three hour ride home!

Have a great week!!


Keelie said...

That was a little fact I didn't know about Uncle Keith!:)
I LOVE roller coasters and it's been awhile! And I'm figuring it will be quite awhile before I get to visit one of those parks again.:/