Maine – Day 3

Sunday July 13, 2008

I’m blogging about our trip to Maine – if you missed the beginning, catch up here.

It was Wednesday and we decided to visit “Funtown Splashtown.” This park has two components – a water park and a traditional amusement park with rides. We opted to just visit the rides section, figuring the kids would burn out before we could get our money’s worth if we tried to do both. That was a good call – the kids had a blast going on all the rides and it felt like money well spent. They had tons of rides for little kids and it was the first time Wendy or Sam had ever really been on any rides before. It was a warm and sunny day, yet hardly crowded at all. On many of the rides, they were able to ride to their hearts content “Go around again Dog!” (can you name that book?)

The Funtown Gang (baby Dani had to sit this one out, while Adam got drug along in the stroller)

Can you canoe?

Airplanes were next – Sam said they were his favorite.

Next up was a boat ride.

This ride, called the “Frog Hopper” was the cutest little thing. The kids loved it!

The Galaxy! All the kids rode their first real roller coaster. Poor Caed couldn’t even reach the grab bar. They all did great! Wendy kept telling me it was fun .. “But I was a little scared.” I told her that was the point of roller coasters – sometimes it’s fun to be a little scared.

Driving Miss Daisy? Or is Miss Daisy driving? Either way, this pic cracked me up.

Next up was the log flume.

I set my camera to continuous shoot mode, but failed to keep pointing it in the right place to capture the big splash. Oh well.. they got wet and loved it.

Next, Wendy & I hit the “Flying Trapeze”. She was the only kid big enough to ride it, which made the other two sad. Fortunately there was a kiddie version they could all ride.

The kids rode the train, then we took a break for lunch.

After lunch, the kids were recharged and ready to go around in circles.

First on the helicopters

Then the kiddie swings

Then the cars

(this pic is so cute – it looks like they are off to a party on the beach)

Then the merry go round!

With all those circles, it’s a wonder no one puked. Guess they didn’t get Daddy’s “I don’t do circles” gene.

The kids prolly would have kept going, but the grown-ups were starting to fade. So we hit just a couple more rides before heading home.

First was the kiddie bumper boats.

These would have been more fun if they actually worked. For some reason, they weren’t operating with power, so the attendant just pushed the kids around.

Because it was kinda lame, we decided to try the adult bumper boats. Wendy was just barely tall enough to drive her own, while Sam rode with me and Caed with his mommy. These were a blast! I wish I had gotten a picture, but didn’t have my camera on me. Wendy loved driving hers all by herself.

It was time to go, but we had to hit the ferris wheel before leaving. It was a nice low key ride to finish out the day.

Believe it or not, there are actually even more amusement park pics in the Maine Photo Album.

After all this fun, we came home and crashed again. In the evening we would head out for a yummy lobster dinner, but you’ll have to wait for the next post to read about that!

Read on to the Lobster Feast

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2 Responses to Maine – Day 3

  1. 1
    Lora Lynn says:

    “Go, Dog, Go” by P.D. Eastman

    My most favoritest book of all time.

  2. 2
    Renee says:

    That looks like so much fun! It looks like your trip was well worth all the miles in the car with the kiddos.


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