We continued our quest for Summer Fun on Saturday by braving the sketchy weather forecast and heading to Idlewild Park. And I’m so glad we didn’t listen to threats of rain and storms. We needed our umbrellas for the first 10 minutes we were there, then after that, it was sunny and by dinnertime, it was hot enough for the waterpark. WIN.
I haven’t been to Idlewild since I was a kid- maybe 8 years old? 10? I don’t even remember. I had vague snippets of memories but I think most of those were from pictures I’ve seen of my sister and me. So I was as excited as the girls, I think!
First up was Storybook Forest. Little houses and nursery rhyme characters and trains and things on which to climb. Fun!
Then of course, FOOD. Like giant turkey legs (?) and tacos and french fries and ice cream.
But everyone’s favorite thing of the day was riding stuff and playing in the ballpit and going swimming!
This next picture? It’s the best representation of the difference between the girls. Maggie: Serious. Concerned. Possibly glancing over at the controls and mechanisms in the ride, trying to figure out how they work. Audrey: WOOOOOOOOOOOO! WHADDUP, DUDES??!!!
The girls were awesome, all day. I was a little worried, because it was going to be a very long day- 12 hours out and about and Audrey wouldn’t get a real nap and it would be hot and they’d be eating junky and delicious amusement park food. The potential for meltdowns was very high. Last year, we went to another amusement park and… there were Some Moments.
Much better! Maggie helped Audrey on all the rides, they waited patiently in line, and there were virtually no tears for the entire day (well, except for when we said the word ‘ICE CREAM’ and didn’t actually have any in our possession at that particular moment. Audrey was less than pleased, but calmed down pretty quickly. heh)
Maggie also got her face painted, and I got a glitter tattoo. That apparently is going to last for a week or more, so I guess I’ll be going to work on Wednesday with a flower on my arm. Fancy!
And this happened about 8 minutes into our 90-minute drive home, so I’d say the day was a success.