Dutch Wonderland

We stopped at Dutch Wonderland on our way back from a family reunion last weekend (pictures to follow, I promise!). The weather forecast was for rain, but it looked decent in the morning so we decided to go and hope for clear skies.

Best. Decision. Ever.

It rained a few times, but only briefly. We were under cover each time. The clouds kept the temps down, and it wasn’t very crowded. We almost never waited in line. The boys rode nearly every ride in the park. We finally dragged them out at 5 pm because a) Steven and I could barely stay on our feet, and b) we needed to meet Nana and Grandpa for dinner.

Riding the diggers

Hopping Frogs - made them laugh.

Preparing for some bumper car action.

David wisely let Grandpa do the driving.

Well, I got ONE kid looking.

Hey, look! Mommy rode the roller coaster!


We didn’t go to any of the water park, since we thought it would rain all day, but otherwise we did everything there was to do. We saw a diving show, rode the rail road and the monorail, and the sky ride  (never again). Matthew rode the big roller coaster two times in a row.

Since the crowd so light, the boys got to play a few of the carnival games. It was only ever the two of them, which greatly improved their odds. Matthew was delighted to win a stuffed whale from the water gun game. He trotted off with his prize proclaiming, “I have never won anything before in my whole, entire life!” The next time they played I asked him to let David win, which he did.

And to think, we almost didn’t go…..


August 16, 2011. family, trips.

One Comment

  1. libbie replied:

    Oh Yeah! We had that happen once when we took our boys on a “roller coaster vaca” and went to Cedar Point,Sandusky, OH. Rained off/on all day…NO lines, rode every ride….so good! Gald you went and everyone had fun. And…so good to see you all at the ‘Union 🙂

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