Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Our 2009 Lagoon Trip



Ahhhh,
water slides, amusement park rides,
entertainment, and food.

Is there anything better?

I think we may have started a new summer tradition down in Farmington, Utah. Last year only Eric and I headed to Lagoon. This year we brought along Collin, my cousin Kaitlyn, and my mother in law Tina. We were really bummed that Larry couldn't go. This was supposed to be his birthday trip! I know he would have had a blast in the water park. I just really hope we can get him there next year. We also missed Carlee. We made the decision for her to stay home with my mom this year. She is just too little to go on much of anything. She would have loved splashing in the water park though!

The sun was doing a great job of heating things up so we headed to Lagoon-A-Beach first. Eric probably would have spent the entire time there if we would have let him! As it was we spent most of our time on Eric's favorite attraction where you go down little curvy slides on a tube and splash into pools of water. (No idea what it was called.) The line goes quicker so you can have fun without the long wait involved on the other slides. Kaitlyn and Collin wouldn't try the body slides. I didn't want to either though since I tried them last year. I just think the tube rides are more fun. Tina went down a big body slide though! Way to go!

I didn't get any pictures at the water park but I did get some pics on some of the amusement rides:



Poor Collin had to ride the helicopter himself since everyone else was too tall. I don't think he really cared though.


We went on the Terroride and Collin put on his best scared face. Unfortunately, he really was scared! He does not do good in the dark.



Tina convinced Kaitlyn and I to ride the Jet Star with her. Yikes! I didn't really like it. Now I was the one who was scared.



Isn't Collin getting to be a handsome boy!
He was riding on the ski lift thingy with his daddy.



View of the fountain from above.



Kaitlyn and Tina rode in the car ahead of them.



Nice view of the swings!



And of this one, whatever it was called.
I'll have to try it next year.



Where was I while the others were riding? I took a walk and beat them to the other end by like five minutes or so. It's so much faster to just walk. Plus, to tell you the truth, I hate riding that thing! My fear of heights gets me again. Yeah, I'm a wimp, what about it?



When the others finally caught up to me we passed by this gentleman. Maybe he was a Carney. He could have been; just look at his feet! Ew! He showed us how he could turn them backwards and walk. Talk about flexible joints!


We all got completely soaked from head to toe after riding on Rattlesnake Rapids. I made the mistake of wearing my blue jean capris that day and it took for-e-ver to dry out.



Collin on the train.



Aren't these two precious! I took this while Tina and Eric stood in line for this:



The rest of us chickened out and didn't ride it.


This first drop looked too scary to me. Like I said, I'm a wimp. Next year I need to ride it first and get it over with. Then maybe I won't chicken out! Maybe...



Collin was waiting in line to go on the Tidal Wave for a second time but his stomach was upset. Tina and I got in line for the swings instead. This time Eric wimped out. Hee hee! He said the swings make him sick.



The kids made new friends while waiting for us.



Yaw hoo! So much fun!



All us girls rode the scrambler together. I thought it might make me sick but I did okay on it. I actually didn't get really sick until the last ride when we rode the old rickety roller coaster again. Thank goodness it was the last ride! That roller coaster I can handle better than the others. I don't know why. Anyways, the park was closing soon so we hurried up and got a pretzel and caught the end of one of the music shows. I absolutely love watching the entertainment there! The performers love what they do so it makes watching them fun.

Overall it was a fun trip. We can't wait to go back next year. Hopefully we will get even more of our family there. That includes you too mom and dad! Start planning!

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Cherie said...

What a fun time! I have only been to Lagoon one time and it was years ago - Looking at your pictures I had forgotten how many cool rides they have there.
I LOVE Collin's scary face - What a crack up - aren't kids hilarious!!

Loved all your pictures :D