Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What Once Was Cheesy...

Isn't it amazing how all of the things you firmly believed in your single-life 20's are proven untrue during your married with kids 30's & 40's? My girlfriend Ronda has always said, "Parenthood is the greatest humbler." She's usually spot on.

We've gone to Gerry's family condo at Loon Mountain since day one. (That would be about 21 years ago.) It's relaxing & beautiful, high up in the White Mountains. The skiing is great (especially because you can hop on right outside the condo) and during the summer, there is no shortage of hiking, biking or swimming to be done. It's also right around the bend from the now~deceased Old Man in the Mountain and Franconia Notch. Awesome. One thing that I turned my nose way up to 21 years ago was the "cheesy~money~sucking" theme parks planted in this region. If you asked the 20 year old me to go to Whale's Tale, I'd tell you, "No way!".
Well, times change. We took the kids there on Sunday and had a ball. So what if we handed over a fat wad of cash to get in? So what if there were thousands of screaming kidlets running around
with their slightly addled parents? It was great family fun! Here's a little video of Gerry at his best going down what we affectionately call "the toilet bowl".


egassner said...

LOL!! The toilet bowl is pretty accurate! Sounds like you guys had fun too!
There's a little place around here that my mom and I have talked about taking the kids too; but after doing the math, it would cost over $120 just to let *3* kids (ages 3,4,&8) to get in with ride bracelets. Then it would be another $30 for the adults to just get in, no rides. The deal breaker to not go was when I read in small print that if I were to go on any rides, holding the babe, (like WALK through the haunted house) I would have to buy tickets for ARI, the BABY to go through it too! Money Suckers is right!

Suds to Love said...

I'm super glad you had a nice getaway... From the video, it looks like the weather cooperated with the outdoor events.

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

I'm not letting my kids see this or they'll be begging to be taken to a water park. ;)

Heidi said...

Its so true...parenting is so humbling! Not to mention all those times before I had kids that I judged how other people were raising their kids. ;-)