Monday, July 22, 2013

Silverwood

My parents have been visiting us for the past week, so we've been busy doing fun stuff in between working, and not taking time to blog.

One afternoon last week we went to Silverwood, our local theme park. It's only about 25 miles from where we live, but in all the years we've lived in this area we had never been. I guess theme parks just aren't our "thing" as a rule, mostly because they're so expensive. But Laura got a job there this summer, and she earns one free guest ticket for every 40 hours she works. She had saved up her tickets so we could all go while her grandparents were here, and we did have a lot of fun.
 The first order of business was to ride the train. It's a 3.6-mile "journey" through the forest surrounding the park... home to a herd of buffalo and "real fake" outlaws! There have even been Sasquatch sightings along the route.
 We boarded the train early and enjoyed sitting in the shade, people watching and chatting.
 "Emergency" stop at the silver mine! Oh, no! The train was held up by bandits and "robbed"! (All donations go to charity.) The Silverwood Stunt Team did a good job of entertaining us.
Becky said it was like being in a cowboy movie. And since she's a huge fan of old cowboy movies, she was thrilled.  So much so, that she and I and her grandparents rode the train again later that evening. Can you believe the bandits were still at the Silver Mine and we got held up again?
 She also had fun giving her grandparents a ride in the Antique Cars. PaPa told her it was an awfully bumpy ride, but I think he was helping the bumps along by bouncing up and down in the back seat.
 Lyle and Becky rode the Timber Terror roller coaster and got off with big smiles on their faces, so I guess they thought that was fun. Me? I think I'm too old for roller coasters, thank you.
And then the girls talked Grammy and me into riding Thunder Canyon. We got soaked, but I have to admit it was a lot of fun!

We didn't have time to try out everything we would have liked to that afternoon, but I expect we'll have a chance to go again later in the season, thanks to Laura.

3 comments:

Farrah said...

Oh, yes! You simply MUST go again! I could tell by talking to Rebecca that she had a lot of fun. Love the part about the train rides. Now, why is it that Lyle isn't too old for the roller coaster, but YOU are? Hmmmm? ;-)

pse said...

It was a fun day. Thanks again, Laura.

Jan said...

Oh! I'm so glad you got to go! Looks like it was the perfect day! Hi to your folks! So glad they could be here. My favorite ride is the train, too! lol Good point, Farrah! Something tells me it has nothing to do with age...but I gave up roller coasters a long time ago! :-)