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Kings Island Day Two

June 14, 2011
Tuesday was our second day in the park.  We woke up worn out from the late night of fireworks the day before, but we kept on moving.  We started with a great breakfast and were off to the park for the opening again.
Mary Kate quickly found her carousel and picked out a horse.  Today she wanted one with jewels and pretties, (Abby, is that a word?) and if she wants it, yes, the spoiled baby of the family gets it.  We rode one with lots of bling while she leaned over to touch the other horse's decorations. 
Tristan, Max, and Jay
Pawpaw and his log of kids
Cheri and I rode the log ride on Monday, so today was Jay and Pawpaw's turn.  I think they got just as wet as we did the day before.  The kids loved the water, but it just isn't as much fun all grown up and wet for the day!
Ashton wanted to ride with Mary Kate, so they all headed over to the Lady Bugs.  She loved it as it spun around on each end.  Ashton was so sweet trying to hold on to her, but Miss Independent wasn't having it and kept pushing his arms aways.  Once he gave up they were both able to enjoy the ride.  Poor Jacob and Trace had to sit this one out because they were too tall!

Ashton, Jay, Jacob, and Cheri

Trace and Jess
We loved riding The Beast, but I don't think it gets any smoother with my age.  This roller coaster rattled every part of being.  Trace and I tried to stuff our elbows in the side of the seat to keep us wedged in, but we still jiggled all around.
Tristan, Grandma, Max, and Mary Kate
Nap time!!  When we all got off The Beast we found Grandma in the above position.  All of our smallest travelers had crashed.  They took a power nap in the shade while we stood in line and rode.  Of course it was precious only for a minute as all the big kids rushed into the scene.
Dinosaur Park
Kings Island has added a new attraction of dinosaurs.  All the kids loved this park, but it was right up Tristan and Max's alley.  It was set up like a zoo with out fences.  Each exhibit had a board with information about the dino and a motion detector.  The sensor would go off and the dino would move and make noises.  Way Cool!  I loved seeing them all in "the wild!"
Watch Out!!

At the end of the exhibits of dinosaurs, there was an area where they were excavating a new fossil.  Wink, wink!  All the kids grabbed shovels, picks, rakes, and brushes to help find the bones.  Neat-O!  I think Max and Tristan would have stayed to dig all day if we didn't insist on moving on again.  Those two were in heaven!
Deal of the Day:  As we entered the park on Tuesday, we walked around the side we ended on the night before.  Here you can find the attractions that cost extra on top of the daily ticket.  Well, we found out that first thing in the morning they offer irresistible discounts.  This bungee sphere was $25 dollars in the afternoon, but at the moment we found it the tickets were . . . drum roll . . . . $5, and you could use the ticket anytime that day.  So of course, we got tickets for everyone that was tall enough and wanted to ride.  We came back at the end of the day and launched ourselves way up in the air!  FUN!!

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