ue I'm More Than Just a Mom...I Think: 3 Kids, 98 Degree Heat & Roller Coastersu

Friday, August 05, 2005

3 Kids, 98 Degree Heat & Roller Coasters

Let me tell you something. It's so friggin' hot around here lately, it's almost unbearable. So what do we decide to do yesterday with temps in the high 90's? Go to an amusement park. A guy who works at the amusement park told us yesterday it was 115 degrees with the heat index because of all of the black pavement around the place.

And I believe him.

First off, the 2 hour drive down took us nearly 4 hours. There was wicked traffic in two spots on 95, then we found out the guys (who took a separate car) were about 30 minutes behind us at least. They had stopped for gas, coffee, this, that and the other. So, we figure, we do NOT want to be stuck in the parking lot with 3 cranky kids waiting for them, so we stopped for lunch. Then THEY stopped for lunch. ARGH!!! We finally got into the park around 1:00.

We actually had a good time, but the heat was horrendous. It was hard to keep everyone cool and happy, but we did it.

The drive home, not much better. 3 over-tired kids made for a loud, whiney, scream-fest for most of the trip.

I swear, Nicole & I have earned a night out ALONE some time this weekend for a girls' night with NO CHILDREN!!!

On the plate for today was the DC Zoo, but I'm not sure we're going to do that. It's going to be 95 at least again today and from what my friend just told me, the entire zoo is on a slant (lots of uphill walking) and there's NO shade. The "air conditioned" buildings are barely air conditioned. In fact, she was supposed to come with us today and said there was no way she was bringing her kids out in this weather today. Fab. Now we'll have to figure out what we're doing today.


Blogger Shelley said...

Ewww that is some heat Cathy - stay home and break out the paddling pools lol.

3:47 AM  

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