If you live in Utah you have that song in your head now! That's the theme for one of my favorite places in the world. And we took our family there yesterday.
I have so many fond memories of this place. When I was young, my best friend's dad was a mechanic for Lagoon. They were able to go free of charge, and she would often invite me along. We had soooo much fun!
I remember riding the ferris wheel and when we were at the top, yelling out boys' names randomly, and seeing if anyone would look up. If we happened to get a boy to look, we would wave vigorously as if they should know us, just to see if they would wave back!
We also thought it was hilarious to stand in line and speak animatedly in a different language just to see if people would stare at us. The thing is, we both took different language classes, so she would speak to me in Spanish, and I would speak back in French. Neither of us knew what the other was saying...but we pretended we were having a conversation!
One particularly funny memory I have is when we were at the picnick pavilion, where tons of people were eating...my friend chewed up some BBQ potato chips and then mixed them with orange soda in her mouth...then she made gagging noises and pretended she was puking into the bushes. I know that is so gross, but we were in middle school, okay? A lot of girls our age were doing MUCH worse things than that!!
Then of course, as a teenager Lagoon was the best date spot. I have kissed a couple of boys at Lagoon - including my husband - on the Colossus! I wish I knew where that picture was so I could post it. If I find it, I will!
Hubby and I actually bought season tickets the first year we were married, and spent so many fun summer days and evenings riding all the rides and making wonderful memories.
Do you get the idea that I LOVE Lagoon?
We have only been a couple of times since having kids, because taking a whole family is a lot more expensive than just the 2 of us...so this was such a treat for us to share one of our favorite places with our kids, especially since some of them are old enough to go on the REAL rides now!
I was so lame and forgot to bring my camera, so I don't really have any good pictures. But I couldn't resist taking this one of Monkey with her jumbo corndog on my cell phone.
As I said, we've only been a couple of times since having children, and they were too small for us to go on any roller coasters...which I LOVE! So it had been over 12 years since I had ridden a roller coaster, and I was a little nervous that I wouldn't be able to handle it in my old age.
But I conquered my fear, and took my girls on the Colossus (where I kissed their dad!), and found to my delight that I still loved it! Yay! Cowgirl also became a fan, but Pixie - not so much.
Everyone had so much fun. My mom came with her friend and her friend's grandson, and Monkey went with them and they rode all the small rides and she was loving it! She can't wait to be big enough for the "big" rides!
There's much more than roller coasters, and we had so much fun enjoying the day together as a family. Truly worth every penny.
I hope everyone has had a great week!