Tuesday, August 3, 2010

County Fairs and Amusement Parks: What a Week!

I think the kids have had one of the most fun and tiring weeks of their lives. Last Thursday we went to the county fair and looked at all the livestock and watched Abby ride some fun rides and ate some overpriced fair food and looked at all the exhibit buildings. Everyone's favorite place was the kid's zone (it's also where I was able to get the best photos.
Abby had participated in a reading program in school last year that gave her one free ticket to Six Flags. Now the Six Flags nearest us is an odd-ball kind of place that can't decide what it wants to be. It is part aquarium complete with live whale, pinniped and dolphin shows and a shark tube, etc.; It is part zoo with tigers and other large cats, elephants, exotic birds and other animals with corresponding shows; And it is part amusement park with a ton of rides and roller coasters. There is no way you could do everything in a day so we watched the Dolphin Show and the Shouka the Whale Show, looked at all the animals (both land and sea) and rode a bunch of rides- I was surprised how many the whole family could do together. We even got to take a trip to Sodor and ride Thomas the Tank Engine and hang out with his friends! Liam's favorite part was getting totally drenched in the fountains. I think the highlight for the kids was Sylvester the Cat- even Lily and Liam came and sat on his lap!What a week... I'm tired even thinking about it! Abby's already talking about next year and the babies are going around saying, "Whale! Whale!"


Chellers said...

Fun fun! I am tired just looking at those pictures. I can't believe how big those twins are. Wow. We need to visit sometime. You're always welcome here in the "other" California... :)

Trishelle said...

Hi there! I was reminded to stop by when I was visiting Rachelle's blog. You are truly a beautiful family and your kids are SOOOO cute!! I can't believe how big they've gotten!! I hope all is well for you and yours!!

McOmberFam said...

I am so glad I found your blog! We miss you guys so much! Looks like you guys had a fun summer! Take care and we'll hopefully be back soon!