On Saturday we went to Valley Fair. For those who don’t know what that is it’s a really big amusement park with a lot of rides. Scary, insane, what was I thinking rides!!! My first time there was last summer, just Jason and I went. This year we took Bailey and 2 of our best friends. It makes it so much more fun when you go with people that LOVE roller coasters. And they do!! I too love rides but will be the first to admit they scare me to death slightly. My hands get sweaty EVERY time!! So sweaty that I can’t hold on to anything. I’m not one to throw my arms in the air when I’m completely upside down 80 feet in the air!! My friend Brea however is crazy like that. She brought a little of the crazy out in me.
On one ride I put my arms up in the air as we are free falling…I’ve never felt so free in my life. I went on this one ride called the Looping Starship, you end up stuck upside down!!!!! I had an 8 year old next to me!! I’m sure the whole park heard the screaming coming from that ride…and it WAS NOT coming from that 8 year old!! I’ll never go on that ride again. I like scary-fun rides but that was NOT fun for me at all! It didn’t help that I had a teenager across from me laughing and pointing at me. HAHA very funny I said, be quiet or I’ll throw up all over you!! Not the ride for me.
Then we all went on a water ride…fun, got soaking wet. I fell down the stairs getting off and messed up my ankle and knee:( The worse part is I did it in front of like 100 people. EMBARRASSING!! Bailey went on some rides I didn’t think he would so that says a lot!! He’s growing up! He went on one ride that really surprised me because it goes up pretty far but the deal with this ride is you have to go on the ride to be able to stand on the bridge and as you get off of it, you get soaked!! And he wanted to be able to stand on that bridge so bad. So he finally got the guts to do it. When he got off that bridge soaking wet he couldn’t stop smiling. He had the time of his life just being there, seeing everything. Half the fun was watching his face and hearing him laugh. We had a great time and are already looking forward to the next time we go…next summer.
I’m glad we went and with the people we went with. You know those people who bring out the crazy side in you, the good crazy side? Do you have that person who you let all inhibitions go and just be free to feel like a kid again?
So by the end of the day I was bruised, scraped, sore, tired, and had no voice. All signs of an accomplished day at the fair!!!