Saturday, July 5, 2014
Today we had a family fun day at Funland at Burns Park. Can you have 'too much' fun? Hmm, I used to think not but maybe so today. I LOVE amusement park rides but I haven't been on one in years. I want to go to Magic Springs but I thought I needed a little test to see if my body still loved the thrill.... it does.
When we parked, I saw Charlie Blevins get off the Tilt-a-Whirl. He and Vera were there with their granddaughter. We visited with them a little bit before they left.
First, my Dad and I rode the Tilt-a-Whirl two times in a row. I loved it and felt like a kid again. My mom took pictures. Then we rested under the pavilion a little bit because it got hot quick out there. We talked with the Funland director. She had never had a disabled rider before.. my dad did have to lift and carry me onto the rides. Then we rode the Scrambler two times in a row. My mom rode in the second round.
So then we bought refreshments, a Sprite and a snowcone. This is when we should have left, but I wanted to ride one more time and my mom was going to join us. The ride looked the same, but it was different.... it was now the ''Tilt-a-Hurl''. Somehow I got seated wrong and I winced with pain in my rear with every turn. After a couple of minutes, my Dad signaled the operator guy to stop. I was thinking it was for my relief, but no. My dad jumped up quickly, headed for the rail, and won the puke prize of the day. After getting a coke, a lady asked him if he was okay? He said yes and asked her 'Did everybody see?' She said 'Probably so.'
We headed home and my dad got me a free Tutti Frutti cup of butter pecan and birthday cake frozen yogurt. Yumm.... perfect ending to the day is what I would say.