Thursday, July 12, 2007
Gregory’s first trip to a theme park
Yesterday Cullen and I took Gregory to Kings Dominion. It was a lot of fun. I rode the bumper cars. Cullen likes to make fun of me when I do this. I am not allowed to drive because I am blind, but bumper cars are a ride that you should run into other people so I fit right in. What I did not realize is that not every car was filled. This meant that one car was just sitting there. I found that car and hit it. I thought I had hit a car with a person in it. This is what made Cullen laugh. I am still not sure which car that was. It is nice driving something once and a while. Oh and I got in a traffic jam. The car that no one was driving jammed up all the cars. All of the bumper cars were stuck in one little section. It is not every day I get to get stuck in a traffic jam. Cullen got to ride two rollercoasters. We did not ride anything together because one of us had to be with Gregory. When Cullen was waiting for his second rollercoaster it started raining and it got really bad. The rain got so bad Gregory started crying. A very helpful person came over to me and helped us find shelter, but not before we were drenched. I did not know where to go, because with the rain and my lack of helpful eyesight I could not see a thing. To tell you the truth I quite enjoyed the rain. It was so hot. I felt much better after the downpour. Gregory was much more soaked than me and he needed a change of clothes. We found the childcare center and got him into some dry clothes. Gregory was happy about his dry clothes. Now it was Gregory’s turn for some fun. There were some little kid rides. The first ride Gregory went on was a car ride. The ride had a bunch of cars going in a circle. I wasn’t sure if Gregory would like it or not. He had never been on any rides before. Well, except at Chuck E. Cheese, but those rides just go back and fourth. The ride started and Gregory got the biggest smile on his face. He was so happy. The first ride was a hit. There was one more little kid ride and that was little swings. Gregory doesn’t like to swing at the playground. He loves the slide but hates the swings. So, I did not think he would like this ride. I figured we would give it a try. This ride went in a circle and not back and fourth like the swings at the playground. This ride was also a hit. Yea! Cullen and I decided to take him back to the car ride. He went on it and then he was getting off after the ride was over, but some kids came for the ride too. Gregory got back on and rode again. That ride had ended and the other little kids wanted to go again. Gregory seemed happy so we let him ride again. As soon as the ride started again Gregory started clapping. Now isn’t that cute. I think Cullen and I had more fun watching Gregory than we did riding our own rides. Because this was Gregory’s first trip to a theme park we had to get him a souvenir. He loves balls so we got him a yellow Scooby Doo basket ball. Kings Dominion has a water park attached to it. Next week we are going to go again and try out the water park. Now that was a great day!