Friday, September 04, 2009



There is just one more story I have to share from Adventureland. My sister Leah (an amazing up and coming photographer) took some pictures and posted them on facebook. Looking at them, she so perfectly captured my dear Tori in a classic life moment that I have to fill you in.

Tori is well aware that I am not quite the most daring of riders at amusement parks. She loves to give me grief about it when we have visited Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America and she is quick to point out that she has ridden certain rides and I am too big of a chicken. She was up to her usual taunting as we entered Adventureland--challenging me to ride some of the more adventurous rides there. I, of course, am not affected by these remarks. I am a 33 year old woman who feels no peer pressure to love rides. The second ride we came upon after The Galleon was the Splash Down. I have never seen a ride like it before, but you basically get whipped around and around while water sprays up at you (sounds fun, huh?). Well, Tori was the only one who wanted to go. She was acting very tough and macho convincing her cousin Mackenzie to ride with her. Mack conceded and off they went. I took a quick jaunt on the teacups with Macie and then came back to watch Tori. I will let the pictures show her experience....







For a split second I felt a little bad for laughing as hard as I was (I was in tears). The look of horror on her face when she thought the ride was over and then would realize it was just getting ready to gear up and whip them around again was priceless. It was a good humbling moment for her and now I have the pictures to prove it. That was her only moment of fear the rest of the day. I wasn't there to see it, but she did end up riding the Space Shot later that night, which I don't think I could have even watched her do. She is much braver than me, but even the mighty have moments of fear. ;)

5 comments:

Karen said...

That cracks me up!!! She starts out smiling and her cousin looks so uncertain then by the end her cousin had a blast but you could tell Tori was not very excited. Thanks for sharing!!!

mrsmarkdave said...

that's cute. My grandma rode that ride this summer. She said it was a little rough but I have no doubt she'd do it again in a heartbeat.

gretchen said...

your grandma? that is amazing!

Marissa said...

Her face in the third picture is priceless... I laughed so much when I saw it.

Life with Kaishon said...

I loved these pictures and I LOVED the post : ) Delightful! It almost made me laugh out loud imagining you trying to hold in your laughter : ) So cute!