Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Magic Mountain

A couple of weeks ago I took the kids to Magic Mountain. Alex got a free ticket from school, and we went with our neighbor who was nice enough to let us use some of her extra tickets. They just opened a little Thomas the Train area so we went to check it out. Of course we went on a day when it was 110 degrees. Luckily there was a lot of shade and the kids area wasn't too crowded, but I could only stand it for a couple of hours.

This was a tweety bird ride where the kids were all locked in cages.

The view from a ride on Thomas.

This was a little roller coaster. This ride is for kids only, no adults, and I was curious how Benjamin would do. He made it through the first lap around, but wasn't expecting it to go around again and he kind of lost it. Our neighbor Paul (riding behind Alex) wasn't expecting that second lap either, and he ducked his head way down in his seat. I couldn't get a good picture of the aftermath, but this is before it started.

We spent the most time (because it was shaded) in a little play area with lots of little foam balls that could be vacuumed up or shot out of air guns, etc. Charlie kept feeding balls into this tube for a about a half an hour. I was a little miserable from the heat, but the kids did great. They were trying to figure out where the actual "mountain" was and why it was "magic".

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