Thursday, April 26, 2012

This week is National Park week and we got into Saguaro Park East for free.
Now, I have lived here for almost 20 yrs and for the second time I was able to see a Gila moster in the wild. I didn't get out of our truck because one, he is crossing the road and he stopped when I stopped the truck and two, I had cyclists and cars coming up behind me. So I snapped off a few quick shots before driving on.
Come to find out it is mating season for these guys so I'm tempted to go out again tomorrow morning.

We finished off our day by the whole family going
the fair.
I just realized that I didn't take a single photo of all of us as we wandered around. I have also realized that I haven't taken any pictures of my dad this week either. Now that I know I'll get crackin' on it.
Back to the fair... the kids had done a fun house, the big slide, when Wyatt asked to do the zip line...wha? The zip line?
Wyatt and Kelly got strapped in and off they went. I was both proud and amazed at my children. Once down Wyatt asked to go again and since it was only $2 more Rob and I said yes. Now Wyatt is 
asking to have a zip line at his birthday.
I would have never thought Wyatt would want to do something like this and yet so proud of him to overcoming his bit of fear just before he stepped off that edge. Way to go Wyatt and Kelly!
Of course no trip to the fair would be complete without my annual try at photographing the Ferris wheel. Due to all the kids we really didn't get much camera time but I got a couple of shots. We keep saying how we need to come alone one night but have yet to do so. I suggested that we come during the day and let the kids go nuts on rides. Then as evening approaches the kids all leave with Nina and us adults can ride the rides and take pictures, also mom has no interest in riding the rides.
That was another thing, I really wished I knew how to take good night shots of moving objects. All of my action photos of the kids are blurry. Also for next year I want to bring way more money. It gets so frustrating to hear your kids complain because they can't buy this and that and can't play all the games or ride all the rides. Yeesh. I know overall they had a good time and I understand their want to have souvenirs and prizes. We plan to be better prepared next year.
This weekend is on the crazy schedule side. Tomorrow we plan on going to the zoo and Saturday will be insane. Rob and mom are doing the bicycle ride, Tour of the Tucson Mt's, then we have the GS awards ceremony and then most of the adults are going to the dirt track races. Exhausting...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK, lets get this story straight, I love riding the rides, but I also realized that if I went on those rides the kids would want to ride with me...and financially I wasn't prepared. I figure the higher, faster, the better. So next time if we can go once without the kids, you had better hang on, because you might want to remember Knots Berry Farm where you stood and watched Rob and myself go on the rides....
I have to admit the kids knocked my socks off with the zip line, who would have known they would like it soo much. But I did get a kick out of seeing the fear on their faces just before they stepped off the platform and dropped into space....maybe we have future skydivers on our hands,following in their Nina's was cute watching all four of them.
Its true this month has turned into a monster, for me right along with you, San Diego, our Saturday in Phoenix, your dad here, crazy, crazy, and of course not to mention the bike race this weekend, Kelly's GS award banquet and of course me watching the little kids while the big kids go to the races. I will probably fall sound asleep as soon as I get the little ones to bed.
Ah, well, at least we do not lead boring lives...right kiddo!!!

Love to all
Nina (aka Ma)