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Friday, August 29, 2008

My husband's new addiction...

Ok, so it could be worse, but his new addiction is Kings Island. So, we have had Kings Island Season Passes all year... ever since last fall, and all summer I have said that we needed to be using our passes. We needed to go so we could get our moneys worth. Well, we went a few times, did the water park, and had a really good time. We even took Grace on her actualy birthday, as I am sure that you remember by reading my blogs.

I don't know what happened, maybe it was the fact that it was getting close to the end of the year and the weather changed and he decided that it would be nice to go. Or, maybe it was partially because I have lost weight and can actually ride rides that I haven't been able to ride in 3 or 4 years, and for the first time, we actually rode those rides. Whatever the case, Doug is a Kings Island Junkie now! Me, I have lived here my entire life and have had a pass since I was 7 or 8 years old. I even worked at Kings Island for 3 summers while in high school. I was supposed to even come back a 4th year and become a supervisor, but changed my mind and stayed at Lane Bryant(for better or worse, I am not really sure!). Anyway... so, last week was the last week that the park was opened during the week so we started out on Tuesday and went to the water park and even went into the park and rode a few rides. Actually... we just rode the White Water Canyon 3 times in a row and then the Wild Thornberries ride. But, that was a blast! Here are some pics from that first night with the family. We were there with my parents and my nephew... in the collage, doesn't my nephew look like he could be Doug's kid? I think his is hilarious! More about him later! LOL!

Check out the look on the ladies face next to my dad on the left... it was funny!

Gracie on her daddy's car.
Looking at the baby in the window!

So... then we preceded to go 3 more days in a row! Two of those days, it was just Doug and I. We had 2 date nights. That was a lot of fun. The first night, we rode Delirium, Faceoff(which is now Invertigo), Congo Falls, and the Son of Beast! YUCK!!! I hated that ride! I usually like the Beast, but seriously... this ride was rough! I do not think I will ever get on that ride again! Anyway... that is just my opinion!

So, the 3rd night we decided to head back to the other rollercoasters(after the water park where we rode the Tasmanian Typhoon for the first time!!!)... The Flight of Fear, the indoor coaster, and Firehawk. Ok.... so let me just say, I have never been so scared in my entire life as I was on that stupid Firehawk. That is frightening! I have ridden coasters my entire life, and I was petrified! It was crazy fun though! I don't know what it is about a rollercoaster, and the fear, but I actually got back on it the next night... go figure.

So, the 4th day, we did the water park again, and that is when we rode the Tasmanian Typhoon with my dad, hence the crazy video!

Here are some more pics from that night:

So that was our adventurous week... I am pretty sure that next summer we are getting passes. Doug is already sad that the park is closed during the week. He is already talking about next year! Oh my... I have created a monster. The only bad thing last week was that not all of the restaurants were opened so Doug and dad didn't get their smoked Turkey legs... those things are awesome!!!

Talk to you again soon!


momof2beautifulgirls said...


Well it seems like you guys have really enjoyed Kings Island this year. Man I couldn't get my husband on a roller coaster to save my life. I love the womans face when Grace was coming down the slide.