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 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.
Next up was the log flume.
After lunch, the kids were recharged and ready to go around in circles.
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.
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!