Friday, June 30, 2006

Slip Slidin' Away

I am not sure if I could have had a more fantastic day.

My friends and I all gathered into the big Envoy and traveled to Nevada, Iowa where we enjoyed the pool and waterpark. We lined up our chairs, spread on the sunscreen ranging from SPF 5 to 50, depending on the person, and spent the afternoon rotating between activities that were offered at the pool.

I couldn't help but notice the waterslides. First of all, I love the kind of waterslide that requires a tube, but this waterslide gave you an option of one person or two person tubes. I asked all of the women if they wanted to try the tubes. Three out of the six women were pregnant so that left me and either Penny or Jodi.

It didn't take much arm twisting for Penny to decide to tube it with me. We climbed up the steps along with the eight year olds. They educated us on waterslide etiquette and strategy. I took the front and Penny opted for the back. She didn't realize that she would have to straddle me, but it all worked out as we went down the slide. The funny thing is that neither of us know how to swim but are the ones flying down a plastic ramp towards water of a mystery depth.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was a fantastic day. We will have to be sure to squeeze in the "country pool" a few more times before you leave Iowa.

JZ

Courtney said...

I love waterslides! This sounds like it was a fantastic activity!

Carm said...

Wait a minute? Did you say you don't know how to swim? Now that would have been a good choice for your two truths and a lie post....

Sounds like a great time.

pat said...

That has to be one of the most fantastic opening lines i've ever read. Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

I am so sad..wish I could have been there. I LOVE waterslides!! Hope to see you all in a couple weeks.

Anonymous said...

> That has to be one of the most fantastic opening lines i've ever read. Brilliant!

Funny that shakes commented on that because I thought the closing was brilliant. -Kirk