August 5, 2010
When I was a kid, the biggest thing I looked forward to each summer was our trip to Kennywood.
My mom mentioned over the weekend that it was probably because it was the only thing we ever did (not a lot of money available for ‘real’ vacations) and maybe she’s a little bit right. But I LOVED Kennywood! (still do!) We would go with our whole, extended family- which, if you included cousins and cousins of cousins and kids of cousins and aunts and uncles and oh yeah, that other cousin- it ended up being quite a few people. We would all meet in the same pavilion every year, bringing food and snacks and drinks. It was right next to the Jack Rabbit, an old, wooden roller coaster, and just the sound of it now brings back all those memories.
We took Maggie to Kennywood on Sunday. It wasn’t her first time going- she’s been there the past two summers- but each year, she gets more into the rides and games (even if she was a little out of sorts because of her sinus infection) I wasn’t able to ride anything this year except for the merry-go-round (ON A BENCH, NOT A HORSE) and the train, so I spent my time taking pictures of Maggie having her fun.
Oh, and eating a ridiculous amount of amusement park food, but I didn’t think you’d care to see any pictures of me covered in funnel cake powdered sugar. You’re welcome :)
(She won that dog all by herself at the whiffle ball game. Got it in the blue bowl on the first try!)