About 45 minutes from where we live is a local amusement park that specializes in families and wholesomeness. I have been there many, many times as a child and always had wonderful memories of the merry-go-round and my first roller coaster ride. Just good, old fashioned fun.
Chris has never been to this park and neither has Jack, so we figured a beautiful Sunday of 82 degrees and sunny was as good a day as any to venture there.
Considering that I haven’t been there in well over 15 years, it was nostalgia all over again as we drove in the grassy field to park the car. My father used to ride the rides with us and my mother would be off to the side snapping photos of my sisters and I having the time of our lives.
Jack was told before we left that we were going to a special park which had rides instead of monkey bars and slides and he was intrigued.
When we arrived, we all stopped and ate something as it was lunch time and we needed our strength! After eating, it was time for Max’s lunch, so we sat on a bench in a shady area so that Max could eat and Chris and Jack were off to ride the rides!
Initially, Chris said that Jack wanted to get off the first ride as he was unsure, but after that, he was thrilled! He loved the cars, the train, firetrucks, everything! Chris was enjoying himself just as much! So much so that when my in-laws are in again from California next week, Chris would love to bring them there for the day again.
Jack has not stopped talking about the rides, especially the helicopters. He had seen the helicopter ride and had said that he did not want to ride it as the helicopters went into the air. We spent the day avoiding the ride only to get to the car while Jack cried about not riding the helicopters. He has since said each day since, “Mommy, are we going to go to the special park to ride the helicopters today?!” It looks like he will give it another try if we go back again soon.
We were all overdue for a family day together, so I am glad that we dropped everything and spent this day together!
Oh, and Max was wonderful! He was happy to be in the carrier and occasionally in the double stroller as we navigated the park. So well behaved!
I absolutely cherish these family days!