Friday, August 21, 2009
Wow, I'm impressed. I'm actually going to follow up my last post with what I said I was going to do.
The Simple Woman's Daybook....Otherwise Known as "A Daybook Entry, or Something Like That". Partially revised and written while at Kings Dominion Amusement Park.
OUTSIDE- It is getting late in the day and the lights are lit up on the rides. My favorite time of day at King's Dominion.
I AM THINKING- Although I've been here numerous times in the past, this year is significantly less crowded. We seldom wait over 2-3 rotations to get on a ride. Although this is great for us, I don't see how a place as huge and expensive to operate like this, will be able to keep running if the next few years don't get any better.
I AM THANKFUL FOR- Seeing "Alberquando" and his cousin JT having such a great time. I am also thankful for the short lines. I am also thankful to see my cautious son breaking away from me, going off with his cousin, and riding some rides that I thought he would never get on.
FROM THE READING ROOM- I brought "90 Minutes in Heaven" to read while I am here. I borrowed it from Chatty Kelly about 6 months ago and finally picked it up to read. God's timing comes through again. As I have been feeling sorry for myself because I am in pain and my back is preventing me from doing so many of the things I love to do, there was a part of this book that was screaming out at me. The man, who was terribly hurt, was complaining about what he couldn't do. His friend told him to make a list of everything he COULD do. As I read that I realized that there is A LOT more that I can do, than cannot.
FROM THE KITCHEN- Do I smell funnel cakes?
I AM WEARING- Blue Jean shorts and an Albany, Oregon Fire Dept t-shirt. Of course I am in Virginia. But, when I bought a strobe flashing red light for my car (for running calls from home) the guy that sold it to me on e-bay, also included the t-shirt as a bonus. Firefighters=Family.
I AM CREATING- Memories. (For myself and hopefully for Alberquando and his cousin)
I AM GOING- to do a lot of walking today. But that's a good thing.
I AM HOPING-Actually nothing right at this moment. Just enjoying the occasional breeze and the chance to do a little bit of reading and writing.
AROUND THE HOUSE- Can't think of that right now. Way too much work to get done....it will still be there tomorrow.
I AM HEARING- Screaming from the rides. Laughter. Buzzers and bells from the games, and the sounds of the rides. But believe it or not, I am also hearing nothing as I sit here reading and writing.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS- Well, while I'm here I'd have to say thrill rides. There is one called the Drop Zone. It raises you v e r y s l o w l y up in the air 275 feet. Then it just drops all the way down. It feels like a free fall and it is a fabulous and exhilarating ride. (wonder why my back is messed up). I won't be riding anything today.
To give you an idea of how high 275 feet is, When I went Bungee Jumping, they only have you go up 100 feet. Also, the huge tall ladder on our fire truck goes up 100 feet. THAT is a lot. 275 feet is INCREDIBLE!
A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK- Ha, who knows. I do know that when we leave here, we're going home. And JT is spending the night. As for the rest......we shall see!! .