Friday, September 5, 2008

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down-Water Parks

There were a lot of things we enjoyed about the water park here. And then were some things that were very different . . .

Jesse takes a spill.

Thumbs Up

  • Lots of grassy, shaded places to relax. A nice break from the crowded cement areas.
  • You can bring in your own food and drink here! This is common of many places which is nice since things are so expensive. (That movie in the park we went to last week? We figured we had to smuggle in our food. Then we found out that everyone had coolers with them from home . . .same thing at the water park.)

Walking in the water is fun!

  • The park was crowded with loads of people. Lines were fairly short. Always nice . . .
  • All of the slides emptied into one big pool so as we took turns riding the slides, one could hold Renae and watch the other flop around like a fish.

But crawling is easier.

  • This water park had no topless women. This was very nice.
  • Very family friendly. There weren't hardly any annoying groups of teenagers flirting with each other.

I'm about to push off!

Thumbs Down

  • Speedos.
  • The inability to tell a young girl from a boy. For some reason, little girls only wear the bottoms of their swimsuits. And little boys wear speedos . . . so . . .

Relaxing in the shade.

Daddy and Renae.

  • The price. It was a little pricey for what you got, but then again, the price is always a thumbs down when you live in Europe.

A happy Mom . . .

  • The wave pool. Oh. My. Word. I was SO excited for the wave pool. When we arrived, people were swimming in the wave pool, but the waves weren't on. We figured the waves would start soon, and run every 10 or 15 minutes like in the states. We hit the slides first and waited to see the waves begin. An hour and a half later, there was an announcement that sad the wave pool would be starting. About 3/4 of the people headed over to enjoy the waves. After about 10 minutes, the wave machine finally started humming. Jesse swam out first while I played with Renae. After a few minutes, he came back and I took my turn surfing the sea of people and waves. No joke. I enjoyed the waves for about 3 more minutes and then they stopped. The waves ran a grand total of 5 minutes. We thought this must have been a fluke. But everyone got out, and we decided they'd probably run the waves again in a half hour or so. TWO hours later, there was another announcement that the wave pool was beginning, and again, 3/4 of the people crammed into the wave pool. Again, it lasted only 5 minutes. Sigh . . .

One tired girl.


Mandi said...

Dude, you guys get some good water parks!! Awesome!

Oh, and I LOVE the new header ;-) It makes me smile big!!

BrunerAbroad said...

Yeah, so I too, LOVE the new header. It's AWESOME.