Thursday, July 21, 2011

Putting the Fiesta in Texas

So this time last week we were taking Fiesta Texas by storm. And by that I mean we were trying not to melt and wither away in the heat and humidity that is San Antonio. 

All in all, we had a better trip to this park than last year for a few reasons: 1) Dave didn't ride so many rollercoasters that he was walking crooked. He paced himself. 2) We knew our way around. 3) We knew which rides were worth it and which weren't...

This was our first theme park trip with Carl the big camera so you won't see that many photos because I wasn't really willing to risk Carl's life on the water rides and it just wasn't feasible to run back to the locker every 10 minutes.

We did see one of the shows at Rockville High (the 70s version) this year and it was super fun. I also wanted to see the flamenco dancing performance but I was overruled and this is all I got...


None of us were willing to risk whiplash on the Boomerang so a photo was taken instead ;-)


My peeps got up close and personal with Taz....


We rode a number of rollercoasters...


...but, after last year's experience, all of us have sworn off The Rattler. No way. No how.


The flags on top of it look nice, though.


No one would ride the Scream with me this year either. One of my favorite memories of last year's trip is Tonto screaming like a girl all the way down but, alas, it was apparently not a moment to be recreated.


Before heading out, we hit the dart game...


...where Slingshot nabbed another prize...


Due to the extreme drought, all of the fountains were dry. They're still beautiful but the dire situation is not...


It was an amazingly fun day but I must admit this was the best investment we made all day. All you can drink Powerade. If you make a similar trip, I would suggest you do the same in order to avoid passing out :-)


After about seven hours of non-stop fun, we headed back to the hotel. We were burning up, sweaty beyond recognition and ready to hit the pool to cool off. And, no, you won't find any park photos of yours truly because I do not have theme park compatible hair, friends. Nothing makes me throw all caution to the fashion gods and don a baseball cap like a day in the sweltering heat. :-)

Happy Thursday, friends!

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