It is getting trickier to squeeze in a day to go with Doug's work schedule, but we managed to go on Friday. We had hoped to go Thursday because the weather was much cooler, but Keira ended up with strep throat and just started her meds on Wednesday and we didn't want to push it. So instead of 71 degrees and overcast, we had 86 degrees and sunny. Whew! It was hot! But we had fun! And Keira felt much better by Friday.
We chose not to tell the boys where we were going because they tend to drive us crazy talking about it until it is time to go. Especially Nick. So Keira was the only one who knew. When we got in the car, I saw Doug's cell phone laying on the console with the ear piece hooked to it. I made fun of him a little because he can never seem to have a day off without someone from work calling him. Then about 10 minutes after we left the house, my cell phone rings. Doug and I just looked at each other and laughed. It ended up being my good friend, Kiersten, wondering if I was at the gym yet. I told her no because we were going to Idlewild. The boys heard me and screamed in delight and I thought, "oh crap! I let it slip!" I told Kiersten the story so she could laugh at me too. :)
The ride down was unusually quiet. A big thank you goes out to the person who created the portable DVD player. My only regret is that I didn't buy them sooner. :)
Anyway we got about a mile from Idlewild and traffic was stopped. It ended up taking about 40 minutes to go that last mile ... that's how busy the park was. I suggested scratching Idlewild and going to the zoo or something, but surprisingly Doug wanted to wait it out.
Once we finally found somewhere to park waaaaaaay over on the other side of the park, we ate lunch (we always pack a lunch) on a blanket under the trees. It was pretty nice actually. Then we packed up and braved the park. Here are a few pics of our fun ...
Doug took the boys on the carousel while Keira and I rode the Wild Mouse roller coaster.
The boys on the turtle. Keira was too big to ride. :(