Whenever we have family or friends in town, it seems like there are never enough hours in the day to do everything that we want to do. Today we wanted to have 99 cent breakfast, get the girls faces painted at Circus Circus, visit M&M World, ride the roller coaster at New York New York, have a bowling party, and eat at Sweet Tomatoes. OK, so maybe the problem is that we want to do too MUCH while friends and family are here. It wouldn't have been too bad if the face painting place had been open when we got there. We had to wait about an hour. But, the girls are too small to ride the roller coasters, so we needed to do something for them. (I'll have to upload photos later because my keys and camera are locked in the van and dh is gone right now.)
We get to New York New York, and ds is 1 inch too short to ride. I felt bad for him. His aunt thought that maybe he was relieved because she thought he might be getting nervous about riding it. So, maybe in a few months I can take him back to ride it. I thought it was strange, but they made him take off his shoes to measure him. They don't make you take off your shoes to ride it! But, better safe than sorry!
The roller coaster was lots of fun. As we were going up the first incline we were looking right at the sun. (We were in the first car.) But, once you reached the top, you could see a lot of the valley. My sister-in-law screamed about half the time, and I laughed the whole time. We also found out why they had restraints just above your shoulders--that would be the simulated jet fighter's barrel roll. Makes you wonder how they stay in their seat in the jet fighters! It was such a fun ride--I wonder if I'll ever be able to get dh to go with me!