Monday, June 23, 2014

Keeping Up With...Family (Vacation Part 3)

If you missed the beginning of the story, you can check out Part 1 and Part 2.

After the schedule changed on Monday, we decided to clear our day for Tuesday and head to Six Flags Great Adventure.  We got up and checked the weather and decided to go for it even though there was 50% chance of rain.  We had decided to buy season passes since that was the best option for us.

We got there shortly after they opened and started riding the rides.  We headed straight for The Dark Knight coaster that the boys were excited to ride.  We spent a good chunk of the day running around and riding rides and having a great time.  Then around 4:00, the sky opened up and it was downpouring.  Thankfully we were right near a shelter house so we hung there until the storm passed.  We rode one ride, then they told us the rides would be closed for at least 30 minutes.

Since Zak was really over tired we decided to leave the park and drive around and dry off a little.  We went back to the camp site so I could change out of my wet clothes into other damp clothes and then drove down to the local pizza place to get a menu so we could order dinner when we left the park.  Zak cat napped for about 30 minutes in the car and the storm passed so we headed back to ride more rides until the park closed at 8:00.  We picked up pizza, ate and called it a successful day!

Wednesday morning we woke up again to overcast skies and the chance of more rain.  We had plans in the afternoon and evening, but a free morning so we decided to head back to Great Adventure.  AJ & I had rode "El Toro" the day before and really loved it, so we decided to head there first this morning.  We rode it in the back row and had a blast!  We rode rides and stayed dry until around 2:00 when we headed out of the park to grab a quick lunch and head to my friend Jennie's house for a play date.

The rest of the day Wednesday was spent hanging out with friends and their kids.  We went to Jennie's house and the boys played with her daughter while she and I caught up.  Then we headed over to my friend Gabrielle's house for dinner.  My boys really enjoyed playing with her two boys, since they are the same age and into similar things.  I caught up with Gabrielle and Francine and Adrian caught up and grilled with Mike.  We had a delicious dinner and a very relaxing evening.

We had a bit of a scare on the way over to Gabrielle's house when Zak threw up.  We weren't sure if he was sick or if it was just all the extra stuff (bad food, rides, car time, etc).  We checked with everyone and everyone was OK with chancing germs so we went in.  We gave Zak a bath & got him changed & he was up and running around in no time.  I'm thinking it was just a fluke.  Another successful day!
My guys in the balloon ride!
Family ride
Downpour on Tuesday
AJ getting up close and personal with a giraffe on the safari ride
Flying Elephant Selfie!
AJ was super excited to meet Bugs & Daffy
Our souvenir photo from the safari ride - we so rarely get a nice family photo

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