Way back when (oh, about a year or more ago) we had promised the kids that we would go and spend a day enjoying the rides at Kemah Boardwalk. Grandpa Ron’s visit, coupled with nice weather and Ben being able to take a day off work seemed a propitious time to fulfill that promise and enjoy a great day of fun together. Rather than one big post (which I’ve started a couple of times but keep running into technical difficulties), I’m going to make this into a bunch of posts, so bear with me. On Thursday, April 10th we made the trip, purchased all day ride passes for all (well, we did make Grandpa Ron buy his own pass) and had a great time.
Here we go with pictures and stories…
The first ride that we went on all together was the Ferris wheel.
Lori and Davison up in the air
After the first ride, we sort of split up. Lori and Grandpa Ron took the young lads to the double decker carousel. The girls headed off to one of the more exciting rides – the Flare, which I don’t have a good picture of (but you can see it in the background in this picture – it’s the loop structure in the background). And despite it looking like Brock has face planted a post, he survived the ride just fine.
I caught the girls getting off the ride, which they seem to have survived. The lineups to get on this ride (and just about all of the others) were just about non-existent, so it was usually a matter of getting off, walking around the ride, and then getting back on again. We (not including Lori, Grandpa Ron, Davison and Brock) went on this ride a bunch of times. It was a little stomach churning, and there were times when you hung motionless upside down, but it was great fun.
But back to the carousel…
And that is it for post 1, the iPad isn’t handling the pictures and editing all that well, so we’ll see how quickly I can get the next post up.