a short weekend trip, part 2 (Kings Dominion)
The Carousel is an old favorite of theirs.
They were so excited to be high above!
After having a very good time at Kings Dominion last year, I couldn’t wait to take the family back again this year, especially since Will was now old enough to go on the rides. But, I suppose I jinxed myself for having a high expectation, because we only went on exactly THREE rides! Bummer. Our first ride of choice was the spinning teacups at Planet Snoopy. After waiting 15-miniute-ish under the scorching sun, while watching the employee moving like molasses doing his job, we were just about done. However, we did go on the Carousel and the Ferris wheel because the lines were a lot shorter.
After lunch and ice cream, our time there got significantly better. We escaped the crowed and went to the water section of the park. There is nothing like water to make my kids laugh and scream like crazy. There was no waiting, just lots of splashing. Luke and I agreed that this part alone was worth the drive.
We were so proud that he climbed up there all on his own!
On the way out, we continued our tradition of family picture in front of the fountains. We are a bit too far away, but we got smiles from everyone! Win.
Because of budget cut happening everywhere, I don’t know if I will still be with my company next year. If I am, we will most definitely be back. :) Next time though, we will just bring our own lunch and head straight for water.