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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

An Amusing Day...

This was on Julie P's blog:

V I c T O r- I6 A

:::::::::::::::::Six Flags::::::::::::::::

We took the kids to the amusement park on Monday. Aaron didn't feel like puking until after riding Goliath with Michael. That was at the end of the day, so the only ride he and Michael missed was Splash Water Falls. Aaron did manage to get soaked by standing at the observation deck. He was splashed 15 or 16 times. He was quite delighted and refreshed from the experience. We kept a steady pace with Eve along for her first trip to the park. She was so brave. She rode the Scream Machine, which I don't think I rode until I was eight or so. She said she loved it all and wanted to ride again. It was really cool to see Aaron keep her close for her first spin on the Dahlonega Mine Train. She was ecstatic after the ride came to a halt. The Mine Train is a family favorite. My all time favorite thing to do is bumper cars. We only did that one once, so the kids could do the different rides. Here are some photos and a short video:

::::::::::::::::::::::::Book Reviews::::::::::::::::

This book had quite a fascinating premise. I enjoy science fiction/time travel books. The unfortunate part was the story was infused with a rather large amount of base language and imagery. I suppose the primal nature of having to leave all of your clothing and anything else material behind when you time travel lends itself to that kind of personality. It was very off putting to me. I read about half of the book before I read the jacket with notes about the author. After reading her story and looking at her picture I had the impression I was reading a fantasy she had that put her as the central character. The basic plot of how the character/s moved through time was very interesting and I was curious how it would all play out. Overall, I would say that the plot was interesting, but a bit too raunchy for my tastes.

This is the third installment of the popular, young-adult, vampire series by Stephenie Meyer. The raw emotions and the teen angst make up the majority of this book. The werewolf vs. vampire turned allies was a good story. Teen hormones make decision making more than a bit difficult. So there is a lot of back and forth reasoning by each character. I like the series, but can never put it in the same caliber as J.K. Rowling's books to which they are constantly compared.
I'm currently 75th in line for Breaking Dawn, so we will see what is next for the trio.


Chocolate Cat said...

We went to the theme parks in January and had a ball! Think the kids were very suprised Mum and Dad were prepared to go on the rides too!

Rachel said...

Whassup! CooL blog I luvs the by I luvs the adjective raunchy. I like the feel it makes me feel roughish. cool word.!

Justin said...

I'm glad you guys had fun at six flags! I'm a sissy when it comes to roller coasters. Hey, Teashy is almost done with Breaking Dawn. I bet if you ask real nice you can be first in her line.

20Birds said...

I tagged you on my blog... and thank you for the review of the Twilight books... I have been wondering aboudt them...and Victoria I love Time travel stories... am capitivated by them, DH loves to take them apart for the dropped signals in the logic, but i lvoe them b/c i love thinking about it all, all the possibilites .... makes my imagination spin