Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lake Winnie

Hey Everybody,

As a Nashvillian, I sure do miss Opryland! I grew up with that park, and Rich and I loved taking the kids before it closed several years ago (to make way for the Opry Mills mall). A couple of years ago, we were introduced to Lake Winnie when our church's children's department went for a day trip. It's a nice little park, and our family really enjoyed spending the day there last Sunday.

Isn't it funny how things change as we get older? As a kid I would go to Opryland with friends and I would ride everything! I'll admit, I've always been a little hesitant when it comes to major roller coasters, but as a teen, I suppressed my common sense :) and rode them anyway!

But then I turned 40.

Here's a ride the kids talked me into riding two years ago: The Pirate.

This is a ride that would never have bothered me when I was young. In fact, I would have considered it tame, LOL! But not anymore! I foolishly got on that thing, and once it took off, I thought I was headed for glory! I was ready to jump out of my skin! I was singing hymns and praying and seriously trying to keep it together because I was scared to death. I looked around at my kids and my husband, and I couldn't believe that they looked like they were enjoying it! I thought they were out of their minds! Once I got off, I stayed off. :)

I couldn't even manage the swings this year. THE SWINGS! How lame is that? But yet, I did fine on the sky ride thing that travels across the park. I even took pictures! Oh, and I rode the Scrambler--no problem. So I was trying to figure out what my deal was, and evidently, I can take the motion, and I can take the heights, separately. But put them together? No way. I can't handle it. Yeah, life changes after 40.

Fortunately, however, some things haven't changed since I was young. I can still pick up a cute guy. :)



Mommy to Constance said...

It sounds like you had a great time! I have never heard of "Lake Winnie" before. I did have to laugh over your comments over "The Pirate Ship." My husband convinced me to go on that ride a few years back when the local fair came in to town. When it first started swinging I was fine with it but then it kept getting higher and higher. I started crying because I was so scared and when I looked over there was a 7 year old girl who was crying, holding onto her dad as well. I felt so silly. Here a grown woman crying on the boat ride!

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

Thanks, girl! I don't feel so alone now!

Jane In The Jungle said...

My youth had movie night last night and on the way there one of Derek's friends was talking about the Pirate ride. He's only 14 and said he'll never go on it again! Of course I thought of you, LOL!!

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