Last year at this time, my old ward in California was having a Fabulous Friday. It was like a Super Saturday, in that you sign up to make certain crafts or whatnot, and you go to the church and make them. I wasn't feeling the groove for any of the projects, so I didn't sign up for any. That night, two of my girlfriends (Nicki and Heidi) and I decided to go to Six Flags for the evening instead. We didn't tell anyone, but you know how rumors go. Everyone knew that we had played hookie. Afterwards, I got a lot of grief about it too, but I wouldn't change a thing. I had a blast that night, running around the theme park, going on all the roller coasters in the dark, and because it was right before Halloween, there was extra spookiness in the air that made it so fun.
The night started off great. We all looked good. Here is a picture.
We made it to the first roller coaster before the downpour started. It rained long and hard. Have you ever been on a roller coaster in the rain AND when it's completely dark outside? SO MUCH FUN! Everything feels much more alive and vivid, even though you can't see anything. You should try it sometime. Anyway, so much for doing my hair and makeup! The rest of the pictures are a little less than glamorous but we had such a good time.
The ride in the picture above shot you out like a bullet right from the start and then zipped you back backwards. We went on it twice. So much fun.
So this was us at the end of the night. We had gotten rained on so many times and twirled around in the rides that we felt like we had been in a washing machine for a few hours.
The last ride did us in, though. It was this 3-D mining ride and it instantly made me car sick. I stopped watching the screen, took off the lovely yellow glasses, and since I couldn't get out of the rocking seat, I just watched the ground. Heidi wasn't so lucky. She kept on watching and she ended up getting sick. Both of us walked away from that ride and went straight for the bathrooms. This picture was taken right afterward. Yeah. Not a very glamorous shot. We didn't feel very glamorous at the moment.
But hey, life isn't always peaches and cream, right? And by the way, I look like a giant in these pictures, but really, Heidi is one little lady. Aren't ya Heidi?
So it's fun to break the rules a bit every now and then. I suggest you try it and tell me all about it.