We finally had a day without rain, so we headed to our local amusement park, Kennywood.
My daughter is only tall enough to ride the Jackrabbit, a wooden roller coaster around since 1921.
She does like it a lot! One of her favorites are the umbrellas that whirl you around up above the trees and then close to the ground. When asked in the car ride home what her favorite was? The merry-go-round!
My son enjoyed the same rides but this year was tall enough to ride the Thunderbolt!
This was a favorite when I was growing up. It is also a wooden roller coaster, called the "Ultimate Roller Coaster" and "King of the Coasters" by the NY Times in 1974.
It is always so fun for me to share my childhood experiences with my children, especially since we live so far away in a totally different atmosphere.
We had a great day, and now it is raining again! Good thing we took advantage of the beautiful weather yesterday.
We had a day full of our favorite treats too!
fresh squeezed lemonade, slushies, cotton candy
To end the night we saw the fireworks festivities.
All in all, a great walk down memory lane and such a enjoyable way to spend the day!