Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Vacation...

Well...we went on a family vacation - Sunday through Monday. We went to KING'S ISLAND Amusement Park (OHIO)...Let me start out by saying that if you are 6 foot 7 inches, there is very little to be amused about. No roller coasters, no spinning rides, no racing rides, no...well, lets just say I spent a lot of time on the water log rides. My nine year old and I bonded on the "Wild Thornberry's" water log ride TEN TIMES. It was fun...really. But I have blisters on my feet from walking around in wet socks and sneakers. Then there was the two rides I really wanted to try out. The "Tomb Raider" and "The Italian Job". Could not fit into the Italian Job as it was built for dwarfs! The other ride, Tomb Raider, was closed - with no reason or excuse as to why. NICE!

And let's now get into the hotel situation for just a little bit...I was on a bed that even normal people would have trouble fitting on...well, maybe not...perhaps it is my SHREK - LIKE body that did not fit the norm-bed. But when my head was at the front, my legs were off the end of the bed by at least a foot. I got about three hours of sleep last night.

Then there was the water park. Fifteen GAZILLION people were there and there was no way I was going to get into the 'wave pool' where people were mashed against each other. I was not about to try the 'lazy river' where you are lied to about the relaxing river you float down on an inner tube...it was chaos...freakin' chaos. I, instead, went to the bar and had a $6.00 cup of beer. WHAT A RIP!

So...was there a silver lining? Yes. My two boys had a blast on the rides and my youngest had his first roller coaster experience. My wife had the opportunity to ride on a roller coaster with her father (something she had not done in many years) and that warmed my heart - truly, TRULY the highlight of the vacation...sort of a long story there, but they (daughter/father) bonded, and that ROCKED for me. So my enjoyment was...seeing my family have fun. That was pretty much it...cause I didn't have fun my self...

My legs hurt from being cramped in a van for three hours and my feet look like "white zombie, mummy feet" according to my eldest...tho I prefer to call them white prunes. My back is in a lot of pain from riding the "Thornberry's" thing over and over again and my head still hurts where I went through the "Sponge Bob" water park...no one mentioned that anyone over 6ft 5in would smash their skull against a metal pipe that spurted water...and collided with a solid metal pipe!

I so need a vacation...but it won't happen...

My idea of a perfect vacation...

We go to a ski lodge...IN WINTER WITH SNOW ...we ski for ten hours!!!!!!!!!!we drink hot chocolate or coffee with Baileys...then we sit near a warm fireplace (me and my wife...the kids are already asleep by now and are in the cabin) and we listen to Miles Davis, Vangelis, Christopher Franke or Bach.

Any way. In a few days I'll post the next bit of footage from the film. We have the opportunity to get a lot done and bot Ted and I are psyched about it.

3 comments:

Michael G Clark said...

Coffee with Baileys is great, used to drink that in front of a big fire at a local holel bar with various girls. Great.

$6.00 (£2.80ish) is standard price in my area for a beer (inflation)!

That bang on the head sounds sore though, hey you're in America: can't you sue them for billions?

jonzig said...

Have you ever tried being shorter?

allen said...

Tried it...hated it...but enough about third grade.