July 12, 2011
We didn’t take big vacations when I was a kid. But one thing we did each summer? A trip to Kennywood! My entire gigantic extended family would gather in the pavilion next to the Jackrabbit with our coolers and fried chicken and Doritos (I always remember Doritos) We would eat lunch as fast as we could and then RUN to the nearest ride line to start the day. The Racer! The Kangaroo! The Parachutes! The Log Jammer!
I love them all. Still. Especially the roller coasters. I love roller coasters.
We first took Maggie to Kennywood when she was 15 months old. Even though she could only ride a few things, she had a blast. Of course we had to take a picture with Kenny. And play some games.
(BABY MAGGIE OMG.)
I haven’t been on any Big People Rides in two years. Last year when we went to Kennywood, I was approximately 7,289 months pregnant. It was the merry-go-round, the train, and funnel cakes for me (I was okay with that last part. WOO!) So needless to say, I am VERY MUCH looking forward to our trip to the park this year. It’s like I’m 9 years old again, dancing in my chair at the breakfast table, counting the minutes till we can leave and count the Kennywood signs on the drive. SKY ROCKET, HERE I COME!
Because I love that place so much, I am thrilled to be able to give one of you a family 4-pack of tickets to Kennywood! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite ride at the park– or, if you’ve never been (TRAVESTY!), your favorite type of amusement park ride (roller coasters? spinny, make-you-puke rides? dark, spooky rides?) I’ll be picking a random winner from the comments on Monday, July 18! Good luck!