April 24, 2009

Thrills at Magic Mountain

We headed to Magic Mountain tonight to meet up with a few of Brett's friends from college for a night in the park. It'd been a while since I'd been to a theme park, and I forgot how much fun....as well as how much it takes out of me....roller coasters are!!

We met up with the group, and after getting into the park, headed right to X2. Kris was in charge, and we were following his lead. As we were waiting in line for X2, we got a clear look at what was ahead of us....and um.....yeah, well, I started to get a little nervous. The seats rotated, and after traveling up backwards, you head down a really straight drop while looking directly at the ground. There were many turns, twists, loops and other surprises on the whole ride....but whoa, it was quite a thrill!!

We hit up X2, Viper, Deja Vu, Scream, Riddler's Revenge, and lastly Colossus. Riding 6 roller coasters, with really short lines in between each, really gets to you!! Geez!! Brett and I both felt like we had been run over by a truck on the drive home.

On a side note....I had a pretty unfortunate accident on the 2nd coaster. As we were on the ride, I felt something weird with my boot. My beloved cowboy boots, that is. They are super comfy, so I have worn them a lot over the last 4 years....and well, they gave out on me. The heel came off, and now I was walking around with a cowboy boot flip flop. Every step, the heel was flopping.

Despite my being sad about it, it was making the task of walking around the park, quite challenging. First remedy was tying my hair rubber band around the bottom.....but that didn't really work out too well. One of the park attendants gave us the idea to use gum, so we chewed up a piece, and lodged it between the two loose pieces....it didn't really work out so great. We asked a few of the coaster attendants if they had any duct tape lying around....nope, none there either. We made a decision when we saw the candy store to get some really super sticky bubble gum, and see if that would help. Well, the park doesn't sell gum.

So, heads hung low, we decided to go ahead and get some SweetTarts while we were there. In the off chance that they did, I went ahead and asked Valerie, the check out attendant, if they had any tape in the back. She said that she didn't think so, but she would check. Right after that, she was ringing us up, and asked if we wanted to donate $1 to the cause that was there....one of those ones where you write your name on it, and they hang it somewhere. I thought why not, and did. She disappeared into the back...and not one minute later, came out with a big role of tape. I was so happy, and used it to put my boot back together.....wrapping it around the bottom and heel of my shoe. It worked, and I managed to make it through the rest of the night. Woohoo! It was kind of neat how it all happened. I couldn't help but think, you love and take care of others, and He'll take care of you. :)

I'm bummed about my boots...but I guess they've given me a great run. :) RIP my friend.

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