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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Lakeside Amusement Park...

Today's adventure was a trip to Lakeside Amusement Park in Denver. They are celebrating 100 years in business this year! I'd never been, although Steve took Amy a long time ago. So long ago she didn't remember it. What a great day it was. Our friend Dave went along with us and so I can officially call this An Adventure With Dave. (Anytime we go somewhere with Dave, it's always an adventure. He knows lots of great trivia and just what to do to have a great time)

First up we took a train ride around the lake. I can just imagine how pretty this would be at night.
Jessica really wanted to try this ride out.
The girls wanted to go on the Spider and Mommy was happy to ride along. This was right after Steve and I rode the Wild Chipmunk, a roller coaster ride where you felt like you were going to fly out of the car or the car was going to fly off the track. I loved it. Steve...not so much.
Grandpa's day was complete when he rode the Tilt A Whirl with his girls.
One mustn't leave the park until one rides the 100 year old Merry Go Round.

We waited quite a while for this next ride, but Amy and Jessica insisted we had to ride it, Bumper Boats! It was pretty close to being worth the long wait. There were only 5 boats being used and a ton of people in front of us. Of course, most every one wanted to ride alone, so you can imagine this ride didn't move along too quickly. But we (Amy and I) got a few good bumps in once we finally got into the boat. (hee, hee)

Before we left Grandpa wanted a picture with his girls.
While the park is showing its age and not all the rides were open, one can definitely see where this was a happening place in its heyday.
We are all glad we went and we had another fantastic day.

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9 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...

Aren't you tired? Your dad is going to have to go back to California to rest! LOL. Seriously, what a fun day! And what a trooper you are!! Rides that make me dizzy also make me sick ... as in right where I am at the moment ... very uncool. As for bumper boats, yes!! Love the photos, Jeanne. Thanks for sharing!

-Julie said...

Looks like so much fun! Jeff gets sick on rides, but I don't...except for that spider ride!

Sarah said...

What a great time! I loved all the photos and your story to go with it. Jeanne your blog is a joy to visit!

Barb said...

What a fun day! Great photos, too!

Alanna said...

What a fun day. I've never been to Lakeside. I'm with Kathi. Your dad is going to need a vacation from his vacation. I'm sure he's enjoying every minute of it, though.

Carol said...

Looks like you guys had a blast. And you are a braver woman than me, I don't go on any amusement park rides (I have convinced Fletch they are only for boys) lol.

Laurel said...

Wow, to be you! Lucky!

Sparkle said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!

Kim Burmeister said...

Love the photos! Sounds like a great day to spend with grandpa. Makes me want to get to an amuzement park before summer is over.