Friday, October 12, 2012

Slippin' and a Slidin'

It is that time of year again, time for our annual trip to the Kalahari in the Wisconsin Dells.  This year was by far the best trip to date for so many reasons.  First off, Gigi and Pop Pop were able to join us on our adventure, and I think we were able to show them just how this Rhino and Lily roll.  We of course convinced both of them to try out some water slides, and I was quite the brave rhinoceros this year going on just about every slide my 40"+ body was allowed to.  It did take a little coaxing to get me up there, but I snuck to top when no one was watching and arrived at the bottom of the giant green slide to a lot of shocked faces and some loud applause.  That sealed the deal, and after that there was no stopping me as I went down slide after slide after slide.  Lily of course needed NO encouragement as she's an old pro at these water slides.  Her goal was to see just how many positions she could manage to get herself into as she made her way to the bottom.  The water park also made some improvements in the past year.  We made sure to try all of the new stuff out with the miniature lazy river being one of our favorites.  This year's trip wasn't all about water either.  Pop Pop and Gigi introduced us to the arcade, which we'll admit took some sweet talking on Pop Pop's part to get us to go.  Upon arrival though we were convinced that it was all about fun...and tickets as we soon found out.  Pop Pop had so much fun going from game to game helping us win tickets, and then we discovered the mother single ball dropping game that spit out so many tickets we could barely hold them all.  Lily was a bit upset when Mom starting feeding the ticket counting machine our tickets, but once she realized toys were the end result she felt much better.  Gigi and Mom also took us for a ride on the giant ferris wheel that was taller than the resort itself.  All of this sliding and ticket collecting made us hungry though and eat we did.  It's a good chance that I put down more food than anyone during dinner on Friday night, and Lily licked her plate clean at breakfast on Saturday.  What a vacation it was, and as we drove away all we could say was "see you next year!" 

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