Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A cold day in the park.

I've been going to Six Flags for more than 30 years, but I'd never been to Holiday in the Park until today. So today was an exciting one for me and the kids, big SFOT fans who'd never experienced the caroling, the decorations and the COLD of the park at Christmas!
We rode the Titan three times in our first 20 minutes there! The lines were REALLY short, but the temp in the low-40s made the ride REALLY cold! Talk about wind chill! Combine the 41-degree weather with a ride that goes up to 85 mph and you've got some frozen riders!

Fortunately, not all the rides were as fast as the Titan.

Hot chocolate helped warm us up.

The kids indulged my nostalgia as we checked out the old pictures.

Super cool! The kids got to sled down Frosty's Snow Hill.

You'd never know they're native Texans from the way they handled the snow!

We ran into some old friends along the train tracks.

And it was neat to see the Oil Derrick all gussied up for the holidays.

Before leaving for the day, the kids had to hit the snowy hill one more time.

The park was pretty, all lit up. And it was SO empty in most areas! We were delighted to get to ride so much and wait so little.

The only drawback: It was COLD! Usually we're miserably hot at Six Flags, but this was a switch. The chill gave even "easy" rides like the swings an added element (wind chill!), and the fast rides were extra-thrilling! How cold was it? We left Six Flags almost four hours ago, and I STILL haven't warmed up enough to take off my coat!

1 comment:

Jenna said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas. I love all the pictures of your kids with Santa. They have gotten so big. We tried to go to Holiday in the Park last Friday but the parking lot was packed so we drove through the parking lot and went to see Alvin and the Chipmunks instead. We are going to try to go again.