Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Break 2009...

We have really enjoyed our Spring Break of not doing much of anything.

If it weren't for the girls wanting to have a couple of days out of the house, we would have totally not gone anywhere.

I would like to share the outing we had yesterday, though. Unfortunately for me, my entire family LOVES Six Flags Over Texas. I am okay with it, but if we only visited the place every three years, I'd be happy. However, I am out voted on this place every time.

We found out very quickly that a LOT of people had the same idea in mind when we ventured out to Six Flags yesterday.

I do believe that they may have reached their capacity yesterday. There were people EVERYWHERE! Get this....they were so crowded that people could have easily gotten in for FREE. We purchased our tickets online to avoid standing in line when we got there. Just driving into the park and getting a parking spot was quite humorous. The main entrance was so backed up with cars coming in that they started redirecting cars to another entrance. I didn't even know that they had another entrance. LOL! Anyhow, when we got to this other entrance, they had many people (employees) out directing traffic, right? At first, we couldn't figure out how they were taking the money for parking until it got to be our turn. Ready??? The parking was free! Yep! We normally buy the season parking which is $45.00 or you pay $15 parking for one day. I wanted to know why the parking was free, right? The employee told us that it was so busy and they were just trying to accomodate the crowd of people and they had no way to take the credit card we offered them at the alternate entrance. Okay.....cool!

So, then we get everything packed up from the car to head inside the park. We're just casually walking along with another few hundred people. We were stopped by another employee standing outside a newly opened entrance to inside the park. The guy said that if we had purchased tickets online and had proof or if we had renewed season passes, then we could walk right inside at the new entrance. Okay, most of us have been to a park like Six Flags before, right? And if you have, you know that there's a process to finally get inside. From the way it looked, you could have shown them an old season pass from last year and/or a blank sheet of paper to get in yesterday. Seriously, it was a trip!

I was glad that they were able to still do a security check through the metal detectors, though. I so wanted to turn back around and come back home after seeing how busy and crowded the place was going to be.

Luckily, it turned out to be okay and not as painful as I thought. The girls had a blast. Jae was still able to ride many rides in the kiddie section and well....Morgan's boyfriend was also visiting Six Flags with his family. So needless to say, the crowd didn't seem to bother them at all!

We found out in advance that the park rents kennels, too. So, we took our Gucci with us.

Here's a few pictures to share with you. I won't bore you with posting pictures of roller coaster rides since I've shared them before. You can only take the same ole' roller coaster pictures so many times. lol!!!



Jae and Hawkgirl striking a pose together.
Jae and Mr. Six. The Six Flags' mascot!




Hmmm....looking at this last picture above, I look like I have just loved dogs my whole life. How about that!?!?!? Also notice how, Gooch has also gotten accustomed to taking photos in this family. He's sitting there like a pro. lol!
Have a great weekend, friends!

56 comments:

Stacey said...

So you were able to take Gooch there with you? How cool! You do look like you've been in love with dogs your whole life.

Looks like an awesome family day! I'm with you though, every few years is enough for me. I can just live without those lines.

Living on the Spit said...

I am glad you guys are enjoying your time together.

Lee said...

I'm glad you had a great time! That last picture of Gooch is ADORABLE!

Denise said...

You have such a wonderful family sweetie, glad you have been enjoying spring break.

Melissa Miller said...

This looks so cool!
I remember going to strSix Flags!
Those were the days...

Lovely family photos.
Once again I must say that your daughters are just beautiful.

I can't believe you can bring dogs in?
That is really neat.

Happy Spring! :)

Melissa Miller said...

Oops! :)
Excuse my previous typo.

Robyn said...

Looks like you had a great time other than millons of people there with you.
You have a beautiful family!

michele said...

Fun pictures!! And look at Gooch! Quality time with family... that is so important~ Have a great weekend~

Kristin said...

I was thinking that same thing, Daphine....I was like, look at Daphine all holding Gucci and smiling and so relaxed! I'm so proud of you!! Gucci is getting big....he is so cute!

I'm glad you had a fun time! Have a great weekend!

Mod Girl said...

What a FUN day! Gucci is really growing. And, as usual, your family is gorgeous! Don't you hate to see spring break end?!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, how fun, Daphine! Everyone looks good, and the weather looks so nice!! You guys are troopers for still wanting to go in considering how crowded it was! Well, I guess since you bought the tickets already, you wouldn't waste them!

Oh my gosh..Gucci got so big!! And yes, you do look like you've handled dogs before! That is going to be me!! LOL

Divamom said...

I'm glad y'all had a good time. My kids didn't mention it this year, so I was off the hook. I'll probably catch it in the summer. My friend came from San Antonio and she said she stood in line for 2 hrs!!! Glad you got to avoid the line.

Be Blessed!
~Chondra

Heather said...

sounds like a fun day! i am totally cracking up at Gucci in the 2nd from last picture-the one with Morgan and her boyfriend. Gucci totally looks squeezed in and looks like he's trying to stick his head up really high so we can see him, lol! hope you have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

what a great family outing, even if it was a bit crowded! I wish we had a fun place like that close by to go to!

Look at you holding your puppy! You go girl!!! :o)

Morgan's boyfriend is cutie! Good choice, girl! ;o)

He And Me + 3 said...

What a fun day...you are Gucci's favorite aren't you? She is getting so big now. Beautiful family picture too! Glad Spring break was fun!

Carrie said...

How fun I love Six Flags! Gucci is so cute!

Amy said...

As I was scrolling down thru the pictures, I was thinking... Look at that dog! It's wanting to get its picture taken! lol

Then I got down to your comment about the pro- she does! :)

Glad you had a nice time.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Daphine
Glad to hear you had a great day at Six Flags and that the crowds didn't spoil you fun.
Your pictures are beautiful as always. It looks very warm and sunny. Hope Gucci made some friends at the kennel!
Have a lovely weekend.
Lindsay

Brandi said...

That looks like a lot of fun! The last time I went to Six Flags was about 23 years ago!

Shanda said...

Looks like a fun day. You and your daughters are so pretty. I didn't know pets were allowed inside six flags. How fun. Looks like a pretty day for it also.

Christy said...

Looks and sounds like you guys are having a GREAT time!! Sadly I've never been to Six Flags. The closest one was 6 hrs away growing up, maybe when we move back to the states we'll take the kids!

God Bless

Jennifer England said...

Okay, I know this wasn't the point of the pictures, but I can't believe how big your puppy is? I swear you just got him yesterday and he was so tiny. And yes...look at you. Holding him like a true dog lover. Praise be to God!!!

So now for the real point. I'm so glad you guys got out and headed to SF. Looks like everyone had a great time in spite of the enourmous crouds. Good for you guys. Happy spring break and I'll see you on Sunday!

Jennifer said...

Glad you had a good time...honestly, you are such a better mom than I - trust me, when we drove into that lot..it would have been, "Sorry, guys - not today." Am I mean, or what?!?

Ginger said...

Wow! Sounds like once you got in you had a great time! Isn't Spring break fun? I love time when you can just be with the family! Your pictures are wonderful.

April said...

Daphine,
And to think I thought I was a dog lover...you have totatlly outdone me on this one! I got so tickled about you taking Gooch with you to Six Flags! Oh, it is LOVE, pure LOVE! You are totally hooked, aren't you? Come on, now, Gooch is THE MAN! :)

You and your family always take the best pictures! You're all so photogenic...yes, even Gucci! You, obviously, have fun spending time together. That's what it's all about!

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend! Give Gucci a big belly rub just for me! Poor thing never gets any lovin'! Hee hee!

linda said...

Glad you able to enjoy the day after all, even with the hugh crowd. I don't do well with crowds. We went to Disneyland last Saturday and looking at the lines waiting to get in I thought it was going to be unbearable, but I was pleasantly surprised. Thankfully, the longest we waited for anything was about 30 minutes.

Liz said...

Daphine,

I am so glad that you & your family had a great time at Six Flags. I have only ever been to a Six Flags once (Georgia) and that was many moons ago. We haven't been to an amusement park in well over 5 years. You have given me the fever. Maybe we can squeeze one in this year. I loved that you were able to take Gucci. He is so cute!

Wendy said...

Glad to hear you had such a wondeful time despite the crowds Daphine, Lovely pictures and Gucci is soooo cute!!
..x..

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how fun! Glad you guys had such a great time. I lived in Tx some as a child. I love that 6 Flags. I have some great memories from there!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, what a fun day! Do you go a lot in the summer? How far is it from your house? We have a park about an hour away from here and I always wonder if I should get season tickets for Kaish. I just don't think we would go enough. Who knows....

Debra said...

Daphine,

Your family is beautiful, my friend, and I'm glad you had a fun time in spite of all the crowds!

Big hugs to you today, my sweet friend. I've been missin ya!

Angie said...

Looks like y'all had a great time! Glad it turned out OK even though there were tons of people!

Veronica said...

Hi there...just stopping by from Kristin's blog to say hello. Love the family pics...we don't take enough of those around here. Also noticed your puppy. We also have a Boston...his name is Winston and he's a brindle. He was given to us a couple of years ago by some people we used to go to church with. He's very high maintenance and is like a 3rd child to me!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Funny, when we were younger (and that would be like 30 years ago for me), we didn't mind the crowds. Now, I can barely abide them. I never understood my parents' need for quiet and solitude; now I get fully "get" it!

Thanks for stopping by the blog. You are welcome anytime.

peace~elaine

a woman who is said...

Bless you dear! You are a good mother! Six Flags oh dear..not my cup of tea either. We did that once while on vacation in CA.

Can I just say again...you are a very good mother :)

Arlington Tea Party said...

I'm with you, I don't much care for Six Flags either. But it looks like you had a great day.

Adorable pictures. I laughed out loud at Gucci sandwiched between the cute couple. :)

Edie said...

Ooops! Hi Daphine! I'm Arlington Tea Party. I was signed in on my other blog and didn't realize it. :)

Beth E. said...

Wow, I admire you for handling the crowds...I have difficulty with that! I avoid large crowds like the plague. They give me a headache! LOL I'm glad y'all had a great time. Morgan and her boyfriend are so cute together!

I'm so proud of you getting over your fear of dogs! You and Gucci look very comfortable with each other! :o)

Blessings...

Lorrie said...

Daphine--did you ever in your life think you'd be taking your dog on a family day out? And to an amusement park no less?! Way to go girl, you do look like you've had dogs all your life. I'm glad for the fun time you had in spite of all the crowds.

4 Lettre Words said...

Wonderful photos, Daphine!

I am very much looking forward to Sam's spring break in 2 weeks!!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

I love the pictures! Looks like everyone had such a great time!

Thanks for all the compliments. As for prices... we're actually going to start out on ebay.. and then move on to my own website. I'll let you know when they are posted and what you can search for. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a good time. Gucci is so cute!!I hope you enjoyed your vacation but I really missed you at work.

Tonya

Tess Jones said...

Oh wow Six Flags on spring break, have not done that in 13 years and it was super busy then. Seem like everyone had a good time and thats whats important. Score on the free parking, didnt know it cost so much.

Cortney said...

Ya'll are very cute. It makes me sound like a very old lady when I say this but I REALLY hate crowds, long lines, and parking drama. I would much prefer to stay at home and do nothing! Glad ya'll had fun!

Toia said...

I really enjoy reading the post. I love looking at the pictures. I am so glad to hear and see that everyone had a blast. By the way, you have a beautiful family. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Jennifer said...

You are brave! We went to 6 Flags last Spring break. The lines were so long. I think we rode 4 rides in an eight hour day. Just to get something to eat was a 2 hour wait.

The kennel must be something new. I think that is a great idea to include Gucci in your family outing.

Katie said...

That was awesome you got to park free. Did you have to wait forever to ride though? I hate crowdes though. Pictures are cute.

Jill said...

Looks like a fun time! Aww, you even took Gucci! Morgan and her boyfriend make a cute couple :)

Jill said...

Sounds like you had a great time! It's always nice to get away with the family.

mimi said...

Sounds crowded! I do not do well with crowds:) But, it sounds like you all had fun.

I love all the pictures...love em!
Especially the family photo, very nice :)

Veronica said...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave a comment. That was so sweet of you!

Tim said...

Wow that looks like it was so much fun! make me want to go to Six Flags. I miss it ever since they closed Astroworld Six Flags here in houston.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Kristin said...

Daphine,

Thanks so much for your comment today!! You're the greatest!

Have a wonderful week!

Kristin

Laura said...

I cannot believe Gucci is that big now! Wow!!

Susan said...

Hey Daphine,

I sure enjoyed these pictures!!

Looks like you had a GREAT time♥

Blessings~

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