Thursday, July 31, 2008

Carowinds Amusement Park

Gram and Pop Pop surprised the girls by taking them to Carowinds Amusement Park and boy did they have loads of fun. If you like thrilling rides Carowinds is a good choice. Similar in size and quality to Six Flags, Kings Dominion, and Bush Gardens, as far as theme parks are concerned this is a nice one. If you'd like to avoid the long lines it's best to go during the week like we did. We barely had to wait for more than a few minutes.

This was Hailey's first amusement park experience in the USA as well as her first ride on a real roller coaster. This was also Sarah's first time being tall enough to ride all the rides including some of the very scary ones like the Borg Assimilator (pictured 1st row above) and the Drop Zone(pictured 3rd row above). The Borg is a roller coaster where you lie down head first and are tossed and turned all different directions. In the Drop Zone you’ll climb 160 feet then are dropped like a stone straight down at 56 mph. Sarah loved them both as well as some of the other pretty intimidating thrill rides. Hailey also talked me into riding some of those spin rides which quickly took their toll on me and Sarah had to take my place the rest of the day....LOL. We also enjoyed the great water park that kept us nice and cool throughout the day. Thanks Gram and Pop Pop for sharing some first time experiences with the girls! We love you!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ginger Loves Pears

I took a few pictures of Hailey feeding Ginger the horse some pears from Gram's fruit trees in her yard. Ginger was so sweet and gently ate the pears from her hand. Hailey loved every bit of the experience.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Boating Fun in Charlotte, NC

Nolan, Hailey, Sarah and Liam

Clowning around on the raft.

We enjoyed watching the beautiful sunset from he boat.... We had such a good time and an amazing visit with Tom's brother and family. Thanks John, Melissa and the boys!