We headed to the park this morning behind schedule as always. I-35 was closed so we had to take a longer route to get to the park. Once there I stumped the ticket clerk with my coupon for half price tickets with my ACE membership. Once that was resolved, we had to wait in lengthy lines to get in. Thankfully once in, we headed first to Superman and got a front row side in under five minutes. We then rode the Sky Screamer swings, Poltergeist, and Iron Rattler. After that we needed something to drink. We stopped briefly to quench our thirst with overpriced beverages. We then took another ride on Superman – in the second to last row. By then the heat was really getting to us. I checked the Looney Tunes store to see if there was a Marvin the Martian item that I might need, but I didn’t find anything that I really wanted. We mostly just needed to get out of the sun for a bit. We finally rode Goliath and then called it a day. They only time we had to wait in line for any length of time was for Iron Rattler. We left the park around 1:30 and then went to Red Robin for lunch. We got home around 3:30 and I fell on the bed and napped hard for about an hour and a half until Matt wouldn’t stop playing with the dog. He got up to do some laundry, but by then I was already awake so I got up. Now I have a headache and I can feel the aches and pains in my body from my excursion today.
I’m looking forward to visiting Darien Lake Park in a few weeks where the high temperatures are generally in the low 80s. As much as I’d like to drive over to Cedar Point or Kennywood while we are up north, we just won’t have the time. Matt and I are talking about a road trip next summer, however, so we may get up that way again.
We haven’t made it to church yet so we have to go to the late service at 7:30. Hopefully I will sleep really well tonight. I’m going to be taking Matt out tomorrow to run several errands. We have to go to the bank to deposit my refund check from the church, then look at some towels at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and then go buy some shorts for Matt. After that he will probably want to play Scrabble with his friend Jason. Oh, I also have to stop by the social security office and driver’s license office to start my name change process.