Tuesday, August 09, 2011

don't be fooled by the foolish faces
the chuck wagon breakfast in the park was delicious

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after breakfast in the park saturday morning we went to
riverdale for swimming!!

let me tell you a little secret about riverdale
it's the coolest!
and it's the most ghetto ever!

we used to swim swim swim here all day long when we were kids and i'm sure the place has not seen a single act of maintenance or repair since i was last there over 15 years ago. i can't believe it's still standing, to tell you the truth, but i'm so happy it is. specifically this spectacular slide. not only is it big and slippery and slidey but it also has zero rules and no lifeguard at top, which means anyone can ride it, any age, any size. we used to pull crazy antics on this slide as kids with our cousins, all going down together or stopping on the slide for everyone to catch up or whatever. just normal kid stuff that kids think of when there is no lifeguard there to stop them. atticus went down once or twice with darek but then braved it on his own, over and over again!

this is one of my most favorite pics of the trip - the little bug coming down on his belly!
kind of looks like frogger
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and shooting out on his belly
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so happy
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we had the slide to ourselves for a long time too which was great.
kirst and i just swam around the pool at the bottom with beck
while darek, john, atticus and ali sliddy slided all day long

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then beck wanted in on the action

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there are also non-stinky natural hot springs at riverdale
as long as you don't mind a little algae

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brandon's family met us out there too and all the kids were so happy swimming together.
the cousin swimming train

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smiley ted
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how cute is this? helping atticus up so they could jump off.

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and the jumping
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piggy back rides from the big kids

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brandon and ruthie-roo

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and sweet mabel who does smile
just not for my camera

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and darek throwing atticus in back flips in the big pool
<------- the pictures go that way <--------
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beck found someone's hat and thought he was real funny in it

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then my parents came out to say hello to all the kids too

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oh riverdale - you hold such good memories for me
thanks for being just as great and ghetto as i remember you being

1 comment:

Amanda & Garlan McCoy said...

We sure miss you guys! Just want to kiss Beck's face every time I see it.