I was so excited about this trip. I've been waiting to take my son here since it's opening in June. I knew he would love it and it was supposed to be apart of his "birthday theme."
My son had no idea this place existed so I knew once we got there his mind would be blown away. And I was correct! It's just under a two hour drive (from my parents house) so he fell asleep during the car ride down. All he knew is that we were going on an adventure!
Luckily, we were able to distract him with the next ride which he was able to get on.
Yep, that's hubby. Driving a front loader. I thought he was going to burst from excitement. He made me record his entire ride around the course. Don't worry- I'll spare you. Towards the end of hubby's drive I asked if my little guy could do something.... anything. He replied "Sure! the shovel works!". I had a camera in my right hand and using my phone to record in my left hand. It was just so cool!
For most of the rides my son was a lap rider. This was cool because he still got to drive, ride, and play. I like that he didn't need to be excluded because he wasn't tall "enough".
This one was a littel variation of the digger. There was a hook in place of the shovel and items in a bucket with hooks on them. You had to grab each item and remove it from the bucket. It sounds simple, it looks simple, but it is anything but. I am not sure if you're suppose to have a time limit but these to took their time and eventually got it all out!
Hubby and I got on the shy shuttle together. My parents were on the play ground with our son so we took a moment to do one of the rides- just the two of us. Sometimes he looks embarrassed by me. He really isn't though...
Buggy loves tunnel slides but hates to do them alone. So, I'm usually going down one with him. I don't mind it gives me an excuse to be a kid again!
We ended on the same ride we started with. The day had come full circle.
We stayed until the park closed which is about 6pm. It was so much fun! One of the benefits to staying until closing is that there is less chance of a meltdown when the little guys sees that all the rides are going night-night. And there's usually less people which means more goofing off for me!
My husband, son and dad talked about this place for weeks! They are only closed two months out of the year so I think we will be back more often this season. In fact, I know we will because I bought us all season passes!