Thursday, August 30, 2007

Blowing off a little SCREAM!!

A day of fun was just what this family needed. Jim had Wed. off and Knott's Berry Farm had a great discount special. Other then the heat of over 100 degrees and being outdoors all day we had a really wonderful time. Here is just a sample of the many things we did.

Jim and My favorite rides (BTW- Jim screamed like a little girl, haha):

Supreme Scream, transports brave, open-air riders straight UP, to a record-breaking 254 feet in midair, before power-blasting them straight DOWN -- in a gut-wrenching three seconds flat! Velocity of the downward plunge tops 50 miles an hour, bringing terrifying new meaning to the term "negative gravity." But the towering thriller isn't finished with you yet. There's still another heart-pounding wallop as riders rebound halfway back up the skyscraping tower before a final, merciful landing at the launch pad below.

XCELERATORSM hydraulically launches you off the line at an electrifying top speed of 82 mph in 2.3 seconds through an exhilarating 205-foot ascent and immediate descent ata 90-degree angle.

Jim, Johnny, Luke, and Kyle at the Knott's entrance
Kyle, Jim and Johnny on the ferris wheel

Carousel Ride

Jim and Luke on the back of a real horse drawn carriage

Kyle, Johnny, and Me sat on the top front with the best view!

In a train car getting ready to ride off into a gold mining cave

Jim, Johnny, and Kyle returning from the water Rapids ride. This was a family favorite and Jim and I took turns taking Kyle and Johnny since Luke was (sadly) too small to ride.

Look out Kyle is behind the wheel!

Jim and Luke ready to bump anyone in their way.

Bumper Cars fun- Kyle in the yellow car in the middle

Jim, Luke, Johnny, and Kyle in a cave in front of a waterfall
We had a great time together. It was so fun to ride the roller coasters and scream, scream, scream! I LOVE a scary ride!!!! I decided that I'm pretty sure God thought of roller coasters in Heaven... or will we not need them for such a rush?
On Thursday we had a friend from Texas visit with us as she was in town to see family. It was so wonderful to be with her. Then we went to bible study and taught in the kids class... we just love the kids in our class!!
A couple very good days. Thanks everyone for your prayers!


ange said...

thanks for coming back to blogging world. i missed ya!!!!

Ericka said...

I LOVE Knott's. My Aunt and Uncle live five minutes from Knott's.
Knott's was the very first place my oldest ever went on a roller coaster and loved it so much we went on it like, 100 times!
I grew up at Knott's so it has a special place in my heart.
Seeing you guys there was so cool!!! Of all things, I remember going into the buildings where they had them set up like schools, etc. They may have gotten rid of those. And I remember walking through this like desert thingie - oh never mind, I'm reminescing.... (sp???)
Glad you had some fun, you and your fam NEEDED it!!!!!!