Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rafting down the Nile vs. Tweetsie Railroad

Last Saturday we finally got brave enough to take the kids to an amusement park of sorts. While we were braving cowboys and Indians fighting to save balloon man, my sister was rafting down the Nile fighting off crocodiles and snakes. I think both my sister and I had moments of terror during our trips, but we both survived and lived to blog about it. See( http://home.olemiss.edu/~mshannon/Megan_Shannon/Peace_and_Carrots/Entries/2009/7/11_Sit_back%2C_relax%2C_and_enjoy_da_Nile....html) for my sister's blog about her rafting trip down the Nile.

The amusement park we went to was called Tweetsie Railroad and as the name implies, the main attraction is a real, live train. We took the train around the mountain and saw a staged scenario of cowboys fighting Indians to rescue balloon man, who was captured for ransom by the Indians. While the acting was worse than what is seen on The Hills, I was really proud of the kids for not getting scared of the fake gun shots. They must be immune to the sound of gun shots, growing up in Clemmons and all :). The kids also went on the carousel, some airplane ride, and on a small train into the mouse mine. But of all the attractions, their favorite thing was the slide on the playground. Not even a fancy slide or playground, pretty much your run-of-the-mill park playground that is about 1/2 mile away from our house. But isn't that how it always goes!

Conner, Chris, carouselNotice the train in the background, that's TweetsieLizzie training to be a fighter pilot

1 comment:

  1. Love you guys! Great pic of you and the kids Erin. I can't believe Tweetsie hasn't gone PC yet - the Indians are the ones who captured balloon man, not the cowboys?