Sunday, October 5, 2014

Day at the Water Park

We had a very slow Summer to make up for our big vacation in 2013.  Kurt was busy with his family's projects and we've been busy keeping cool.  I talked him into taking a vacation day this past Friday and the three of us went to Raging Waters.  I hadn't gone there in 5 years and was really excited.  I knew that I'd pay for it afterwards but it's worth it for me.  I also knew that if I went to see my chiropractor I'd feel better faster.

Raging Waters is the largest Water Park in California.  They have 2 in Northern California and one in Southern California, about an hour east of Los Angeles in San Dimas.  We got a late start and didn't get there till 12:30PM and had to leave at 5:30PM.  We made the best of our time while we were there.  We went on every single tube/tunnel rides they had.  Some of them bigger than others.

Some people like the open slides and hate the tubes.  I love the tubes because I don't have to worry about sliding off the side.  Since I'm heavier I slide to the side really high and it really scares me.  In the tube I can slide up and down, yell, laugh and enjoy myself.  Most of them you could only have two people and you couldn't have just one person.  We would split up and go with another group of 3.  We did this a few times through out the day.

Every year Natalie thinks it would be insane to go on the slide that goes straight down.  No way would I go on it.  Anyways, Natalie and Kurt were brave and I walked fast to try to see them come down.  I wish  I could have caught their faces (terror and excitement).

Kurt and Natalie went on High Extreme while I went on the low green tube slide.  Not only was their ride an open slide but the steps up to it were so high.  Natalie said that at the top the wind would move the stairs a bit.  Yikes!  I was happy to go on one ride and then rest and read a book in a bit of shade.

I love being in the water and so being at a Water Park, like Raging Waters is a perfect day for me.  Where it's located it's a bit cooler than where I live so it made the day more comfortable.  I always hate to leave.  Every year I think, next year I'll go more than one time, but lately I'm lucky if I go once.

What drives me crazy is that they won't let you bring in food and the food there is soooo expensive.  They do have picnic tables outside but it's a real bother.  We ate shortly before we got to the park and ate again on the way home.  Kurt fussed about eating fast food twice, but I see it that days like this are made for junk food.  Next year I want to go to breakfast on the way, then we don't have to worry about eating there.  Then see what happens afterwards.

My stepmom was disappointed that she couldn't go but she just had cataract surgery and had to wait a few days before going swimming again.  We had gone swimming with her on Monday, at Santa Monica beach, the day before her surgery.  Emily doesn't let anything stop her even though she's 75.  I told her that next Summer we'll get a group of us to go again.

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