Friday, July 9, 2010

Piggy Tales – Water World

This is the fifth in a 15-week series that I’m participating in over at Mommy’s Piggy Tales.

This week, the story is about when I was 8.

When I was 8, we started a birthday tradition for me that continued at least until I got married. My birthday is in August, the perfect time to go to the water park!

imageIf you were in Colorado in the 80’s, this was about the only choice for a water park. I have lots and lots of fond memories from going.

1989Waterworldkid0001Here is me at age 8 with my sister and three friends. I’m the only one actually looking at the camera. We always brought along several friends since it was my birthday party. We would bring our lunch and play aaaallllllll day. My favorite part as a kid was the lazy river or the River of the Lost Pharaohs, a four-person tube ride that went in and out of tunnels and had animatronics people throughout.

The wait was sometimes over an hour for a three minute ride, but we felt like it was worth it! (The video doesn’t have sound and isn’t the greatest, but you get the idea)

It’s fun to go there now because I remember when most of the attractions were built or remodeled or remember going on them a bazillion times as a kid.  We’ve taken Kahlen once, when she was 18 months, and she *loved* it! We’re going to try to go every year, but with new baby last summer and crazy busyness this summer, we’ll just have to see how that goes.

~S

2 comments:

SpitFire said...

I would love to go to a waterpark some day! :)

Shanole said...

I never went there as a kid. Totally missed out. First and last time I was there was 4 years ago and it was way cool!

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