Monday, April 09, 2007

Crazy Mouse = Crazy Pictures

Happy day after Easter! I hope your Easter day was full of chocolate, bunnies and that plastic grass all over the place. We spent the day at the IX Indoor Amusement Park. You can't get more Easter-y than that! We go every year, but this is only the 2nd time we've gone on Easter Day itself. But it's a great day to go, there's barely anyone there. Imagine that!

The big draw for us is this one roller coaster they have called the Crazy Mouse. It is the coolest little roller coaster ever. We're big Cedar Point people, but CP doesn't have anything even close to the Crazy Mouse. It has round cars that sits four people. As you go up and down and back and forth on this super smooth track, the car itself spins around. There's sharp curves that, even though you know it's coming, makes you feel like you're going to go flying off the track into the middle of the park. It's terrifying and hysterical. I laugh like a damn fool the entire time, every time. It's actually a little embarrassing. Whenever I'm playing Roller Coaster Tycoon, I always build a version of the Crazy Mouse first. I want my guests to have the best!

The Crazy Mouse has a camera that snaps your picture as you're going down the first hill. That's always good for a big laugh to see the awful expressions on everyones faces! Last year we rode it so many times, we knew exactly when the camera would snap, so we came up with a plan. We were all going to look off to the right and salute as the camera took the shot. It would be an excellent picture. And it was, but not for the reason it was suppose to. In the picture we're all looking to the right, hands to our brows, big smiles in place, except for the boy who has forgot the plan. While the three of us are cheesing it up, he has a death grip on the handle and a look of absolute terror on his face! His hair is going straight back and his eyes are huge. It is the single funniest picture ever taken. Much to his dismay we bought it, but after we realized how upset he really was, I tucked it away so he would never have to see it. (I would post it here, but he would be mortified. If you really want to see it, next time you're over, I'll let you sneak a peek.) I take it out whenever I'm in a cloudy mood and it instantly makes me laugh. It's a great shot.

This year we promised to take the revenge picture. This time as we passed the camera, the three of us would look super scared and he could wave and smile. And it worked, kind of. The boy was smiling, but it was a bit of a scared smile. The man and the girl both looked scared, but it was a tad of a laughing scared. But the true look of terror goes to me: I look like the cave troll from Lord of the Rings is waiting at the bottom of the hill. I was horrified at how horrified I looked. Honestly, I guess I didn't hold back at all. I would post the picture here, but we didn't buy it. The boy decided against it. I guess just making us do that was enough for him. What a relief!

3 comments:

Weaver said...

sounds like a fantastic day!!! Maybe someday the picture will get framed and hung in a place of honor :)

Nance said...

Now that's what families are for: sacrificing dignity for love! It just doesn't get any more noble.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, that picture is as funny as a picture of one's child looking absolutely terrified can be. I feel guilty about busting a gut every time I see it...