Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Trip to Kurpfalz-Park

Here is the entrance to Kurpfalz-Park. It is only about an hour drive from our house. We drove there with some other families to spend Memorial Day. The Park has lots of attractions, and I thought my Internet Explorer was going to start screaming, "NO MORE! NO MORE!" in protest as I was uploading all these pictures! One of the first things we did was head to the BIRD SHOW. While we were waiting for the show to start we had some lunch. The bird show was quite cool, even though it was all in German. They had the birds fly back and forth over the crowd so close that many of us had wings touch the top of our head. Jenna got to go up and help!The Park had 3 HUGE play grounds. The kids would never be bored!! The Rodelbahn was probably the most popular attraction. It is like a Bobsled, only on wheels and no ice. Ania thought the little cart would stop by itself once it came in the station, so she came screaming in with out applying thee brake. The German attendant was screaming STOP at her. At the very end of the day when we were taking our last couple of runs on the slide Jenna got hurt and had to go to Landstuhl for some stitches. The swan boats and the bumper boats were very fun also. Since the park was not crowded at all and there was no line for these attractions we got extra long turns. I have no bumper boat pictures and I am hoping someone else who was there with a camera will share with me. The slides were probably where we spent the most time. You can see, to the left of Rob, in the first picture the BIG slide. It is in a large tunnel and is almost a straight drop down. It is pretty freaky. it took Sarah all day to work up the courage to go down it. Finally, with her closest friends on either side of her, she took the plunge! After taking a moment to recover she got up and went down about 20 more times! We all had ice cream while waiting for the next train ride. The train took us around the entire park so we could see all the animals. Although we took the train in the middle of the afternoon, so all the animals were hiding from the sun and we didn't really get to see much of anything. It was still a fun ride. The park was a great time, although a little too expensive to frequent. It was worthwhile because of all the friends we had surrounding us to share in all the experiences.
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