Saturday, June 21, 2008

For Your Amusement

Recently, a family friend invited us to spend a day with her at our local amusement park. This place has been around since 1925 and has changed somewhat over the years, but it was so cool to see that some things that I remember from 20 years ago are still the same. I was thrilled to introduce my kids to this local icon!

We arrived just as the gates were opening for another sun-kissed southern summer day. Thankfully, the temperatures weren't too warm and the breeze was refreshing coming off the lake that the park surrounds.

The girls took one look around at all the cool rides and were totally overwhelmed. However, Ashlyn took charge of the situation and pointed us in the direction of the first ride that she was really interested in. After riding that, we headed for the little train that goes around the perimeter of the park. Ashlyn hammed it up for the camera while we waited to depart.

This park has a whole section of kiddie rides that were PERFECT for the girls to enjoy all by themselves. The ladybugs were a big hit and each of them rode it several times. Ailey pointed out that this was her favorite ride of the day.

Our friend "Tia" who took us on this adventure was especially excited to take the girls on the flying elephants ride. Here's Tia & Ashlyn getting ready to take off into the sky!

Ailey, being the little Miss Independent that she is, wanted to fly her own aircraft. I see a future as a pilot, maybe?
After a nice lunch, I showed the girls the enormous flock of geese that were begging to be fed. After they gave the fowl all of our leftover french fries, Ashlyn decided to donate her leftover goldfish crackers to the poor birds. She was kind enough to let Ailey have a few crackers to feed them also.
After about 5 hours of fun, mommy was worn out and ready to head home. Both girls were fast asleep by the time we made it home, 30 minutes later, so I would call this day trip a huge success!


Kat said...

Aren't you in Atlanta? Are you writing ahead of time? How long are you here? I just got home from Texas...

Angie said...

Hey Kat! I am in Atlanta right now. Suwanee actually. My BFF & I are sitting here blogging and eating Tiramisu. Yum! I'm heading back home sometime tomorrow afternoon. Glad you made it home safe from TX! This trip to the amusement park was actually this past Thursday. I'm a little behind on my family updates. Trying to get caught back up. :-)

Michelle said...

So glad you had a pleasant experience. I can't wait until my wee ones are old enough to do the rides. Little Miss FREAKS out if she isn't in control, so we can't even ride the train or merry go round. The day sounds sweet, and I love how they shared with the geese!

Angela said...

They are SO adorable. I can't believe we're old enough for your kids to be going to Lake Winnie! WOW!

Angie said...

Michelle: It was tons of fun! I didn't think mine would really be old enough to enjoy much, but boy was I wrong.

Angela: I know. It frightens me to think that they're already this grown up! Where does the time go?

Rhea said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun!!

Jennifer said...

Hi. I found you from Holly's blog. :)

I love your pictures of your day at the park. you girls are down right gorgeous!! :)

sounds like the perfect day! I wish we lived closer to a park like that. we are pretty far from anything fun! unfortunatly.

i'm off to read some more of your posts and add you to my blog roll... if you don't mind.

feel free to stop by any time, although i'm no where as gifted or funny as Holly... just to warn you. :)

have a good one!

Angie said...

Hi Jennifer and welcome! Thanks for the compliments! Holly's site is totally awesome and I wish I had an ounce of her talent. Glad you found me! I would be honored to be on your blogroll and I'll add you to mine. You are a brave woman with those twins! People ask me all the time if my girls are twins. They're not, but sometimes I feel like they are!


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