I love amusement parks and carnivals, so every summer I try to make sure that I have time for a trip to at least one. Now that my kids are older, I can take them along with me and they can go on many of the rides. When they were little, they were too small or too young for many rides, but now they are not.
For example, this last summer we decided to take a road trip to a nearby amusement park. It was only about an hour and a half away in the car, so it was something that we could easily do in a day. We packed up the car and headed out in the morning so that we could get to the park before it got too crowded.
Before I take a trip to one of these destinations, I always like to do a little bit of research first. I want to find out which rides the park has so that I can plan which ones to go on. I find that if I do this, I can make sure that I hit all of my favorite rides and I have time to go on as many as possible.
For example, I knew that this park had both a pendulum thrill ride and a giant Frisbee ride. I wanted to be sure to go on both of these, since they are some of my favorites. I love the thrilling feeling of soaring through the air or being whirled around and around at high speeds. Fortunately, I have a strong stomach and do not tend to get motion sickness.
I ended up going on these rides several times because they were so much fun. My wife declined to go on them, but she is not a big fan of rides. Instead, she spent most of her time doing other things at the park with my son. He is not really into rides either.
However, my daughter loves these rides as much as I do, so we went on as many as possible. At the end of the day, I was feeling pretty worn out from so much fun. Still, it was a great day.
We all piled in the car and headed home. I think that we will have to make another trip to this amusement park next summer when we have the time!