|Can't go anywhere with out stopping at Starbucks on the way.|
|View of the park from the parking lot.|
|The mother of the toddler in this picture asked Eloise if she (the toddler) could ride with her, |
since she was too little to ride alone. Eloise kindly agreed.
|Managing the controls of this airplane just fine, thank you very much.|
|Smiling girls on the ferris wheel.|
After Mad Mouse we headed for some smaller rides. The swings was a big hit for the girls and I, though Matt chose to keep his feet on the ground and play photographer. Next the girls and I hit up the fair-style rides like the Tilt-o-Whirl and the Scrambler.
|Taken from the Michigan's Adventure website. You can see here how we almost died .|
As Eloise and I settled in to our cart, I let her know she could still change her mind. Nope, she was ready to go. The bars were locked down on us and we were off. As the cart slowly ascended the (what I now know was only the first) climb, it occured to me that Eloise was on her own here. I was already terrified and if she screamed, cried, puked, anything, I was helpless to assist her. Our cart breached the summit and then we careened down the other side. I was able to steal one glance at Eloise whose face displayed a mixture of terror and excitement that I had never before seen. Our cart began climbing again. The thoughts racing through my mind were something like "what?! NO! No more!" But alas, I was strapped in and along for the ride. Several more climbs and descents, each mercifully smaller than the last. A few sharp turns rattled the brains inside my head and then a few last small-ish bumps were thrown in for good measure. As our cart pulled in to park I finally got to really look at Eloise and ask what she thought. A gigantic smile spread across her face: "that was awesome!". The teenage couple behind us laughed and admitted they were wondering how she would do on the ride. I admitted the same thing.
|The best thing about this game is that one player is guaranteed to win each round, |
so if only your family members are playing, then your kids win a stuffed animal no matter what.
Once we left the water park it was back to the amusement park for two more rides. Sadly, the log ride broke down after we had been in line for a while, but we did get to ride Mad Mouse one more time. Ending the day the same we began it.
I have to say, I can't wait to go back again!