My mother gave us the idea of a girls’ weekend. And the BGE (Busch Gardens Extravaganza) was born sometime in March. Of course we were not expecting it to be the same temperature as the Equator here in Richmond, but we made the best of the heat and would not let it stop our fun. I was beyond giddy to pick up Katie, Mel and Maeve at the airport on Friday night. We had such a great weekend. Saturday we spent the day at Busch Gardens. I don’t think I have ever been so disgusting in my entire life-literally I repulsed myself, but still all in all we looked better than 98% of the population at the amusement park. You know when you watch the Idol tryouts and you say to yourself, “These people cannot be real.” Well then you go to an amusement park. And you see the girl in 150 degree heat wearing a tube top (and she should not be), that is cropped, with denim daisy dukes and heels. And then you understand that there are really those people in the world. Nothing like a trip to an amusement park to give you that ego boost you were looking for. Let’s get to the pics!
Here are all the girls before the adventure.
Now, Mel and I frequented BG a few times in high school back when we thought we were super cool (as opposed to now when we know we are super cool). I so wish I could locate the pictures, but alas, I believe they are in my attic with the boxes to go to the new house. Here is our very cool “listening leg” pose.
Mel and Pres on the elephant roller coaster!
My little man going on rides all by himself! Such a big boy! He begged me to take him on the big roller coaster and hold him in my lap. He has no fear!
Katie showing her true feelings on the closing and taking down of the legendary Big Bad Wolf ride. It was such an awesome coaster:
That’s not even 90 degrees. I think it bends inward! Maeve bowed out as did I, (and this was the only coaster I did not ride) although Mel only finds room in her heart to mock me. Mel and my dad went in the third row-see it the one that does not dangle. My crazy sister was in the front row on the very last seat on the side that is hovering in mid air---not even on the track. And she did not even HOLD ON! The issue with Griffon is that it suspends you there. For like 10 seconds before the dropping. The part of the coasters that freak me the most is going up so staying up I think is the problem. I also think that the safety harness will give and I will die a horrendous death that will caught by some camera phone only to be replayed on YouTube 9 million times. Needless to say the mocking of me wimping out has even come through my work e-mails. I will conquer Griffon. I will.
And here are Maeve and Pres in the Land of the Dragons. He even conquered the rope bridge on his own. He is actually cooler than his own mother who is completely afraid of heights.
Oh and why did a ride get held up that Pres was riding? Because Preston told the ride operator that the boy behind him was not strapped in properly. Seriously, how much is this child my son? And lastly here is Pres and Aunt Tinka doing Lite Brite yesterday. We also browsed the bookstore, hit up Sonic, saw the model at my new development, made Katie and Mel watch Glee and ate a lot of good food!
It was such a fun weekend. Miss all the girls already!!! I hope we can make this a tradition!