Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sing it with me - There's more than corn in Indiana

Alright, so most of you have no idea what I'm talking about. This is the catchy jingle for Indiana Beach Amusement Park.

So, after the water puddles it was time for dinner and we didn't have anything exciting to cook, so we decided to get tacos at Indiana Beach and let Zack ride some rides. This was the first time he had been to The Beach. They have the yummiest greasiest tacos ever. My brother and his fiance went with us. She had never been to there, except by boat to get tacos and leave. The others rode some roller coasters while Zack and I hung out in Kiddyland. I didn't think he would actually ride any rides, but he surprised me BIG TIME. He would choose his next ride, give the ride operator his ticket, choose his car and jump in like a pro. He is growing up way too fast.

Now 98% of these rides were there when I was his age and they were old then. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out which rides I'm talking about. It is weird to see your child enjoying riding rides that you remember riding "just yesterday."

I was a little nervous about letting him ride two of the rides he chose and he made me so proud when he changed his mind before the ride started. This ride went kind of fast and jerked a lot (Scrambler), so I really didn't want him on it, but decided not to be so overprotective. He jumped right in, big smile, but the ride operater was taking too long to get the other kids ready and Zack climbed out before it started. I was so happy, becuase I knew he would get scared.

This was a whale that went up and down in a swimming motion. Zack also changed his mind on it and started getting out before the ride started. Then the operater said I could ride with him. I hesitated, in my condition and all, but figured it was a kiddie ride and I think Addison could handle it. This darn thing wasn't a very graceful whale. We were jerking up and down the entire time. I'm glad I wasn't in the 1st trimester or I would have lost my cookies. I'm so glad Zack didn't ride it by himself. He was fine with me, but I had a good hold of him or his short little legs would have scooted right off the seat.

giving the ride operator a high five as he passed.

I think the firetruck was his favorite. It had a loud obnoxious horn that he layed on the entire time. I worked at The Beach for 3 years during college and forgot how much I hated the horns and buzzers everywhere.


Jaidean said...

Oh, I bet he just loved this! How fun!

Kimberly said...

Looks like he's having a blast! We have an ancient amusement park around here with some of the exact same rides...who needs Disney World when you are 2!