Well, we have made it to…..

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For those of you non-Utah people, Lagoon is a micro-mini Disneyland. It is the best thing for hundreds of miles.

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Christie, the mom of Lacie and Chelsea who live next door to us, works for Harmon’s (a grocery store chain in Utah) and each summer they have 2 days to choose from to get tickets for a steal, and then the Harmon’s owners put on a big party with lots of free food, and employees who attend get to put a ticket in for prizes. Christie won a mini-dvd player! She was so excited! But back to the rest of the story. The girls (Lacie and Chelsea) wanted us to go with them this year and Christie even bought our tickets and wouldn’t let me pay her back. So we all packed into my car and headed off! After we headed off on a few rides we got hot and thursty. Christie and Chelsea went on this ride that spins you around…see her long blond hair flying out, and we got stopped on this sky rider ride, so I pulled out my camera and took pictures.

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Thinking that the Harmon’s people had drinks starting at noon we went to the big pavillions, but we were wrong, it was 2pm, so we put down things to save us a spot at a table and took off for the rides that get you wet! I remembered last year that when we went with the Merrick’s that stuff could get wet and I did not want my camera getting wet. I really would like to get pictures on these rides that get you wet, but I was not about to use it for fear of ruining it…and then I had a wonderful, BRILLIANT, idea! I was already bringing ziplock bags to put cell phones and stuff in, and of course my camera…what would happen if I tried to take pictures THROUGH the plastic of the ziplock bag? I might not work at all or it might only be fuzzy! I mean, if I were to pull the plastic tight enough over the lens area, I might get something good! It was worth a try! We first went on the Log Flume and I thought I would try it out on that one, because the one I really wanted pictures was Rattlesnake Rapids! That one drenches you! So after we got on the ride I pulled out my camera in the bag and got it pulled tight and started taking pictures. I couldn’t tell in the sun and through the bag what pictures I was getting, so I had to wait until after we got off the ride to look at the pictures I took to see if it worked and here are the ones I got on that ride. The beginning of the ride, and at the end, with Christopher and Lacie above us on the walk way, watching us arrive.

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So, since that worked I was ready to try it on the Rattlesnake Rapids!

Okay, in this next picture we are on the ride, but before the waterfall!…Still dry…

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During the waterfall! I love this shot! The funny thing was that since I couldn’t see what I was getting pictures of, I just kept taking pictures! This is the best shot of the whole trip!!!

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After the waterfall…drenched!

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Now that we are cooled off, we can go on other rides without being too hot!
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So at 2pm we went and got stuff to eat and drink, then went on them again. At 6pm all the Harmon’s people come back for the give aways and dinner. All we had to pay for was the hamburgers or hot dogs, and everything else was free! The kids got their faces painted. Chelsea got a big butterfly, but Christopher and Lacie had the skateboard company DC logo painted on them! Then Christie won the dvd player (Bob, one of the owners presented her with it and shook her hand). She made sure I got a picture!

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Well, after going on a bunch more rides I wanted a picture of the kids under the water of the … fountain?
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Well, Christopher and Lacie began to have fun and really go drenched, only it was getting dark and Christopher started getting cold…really cold…you can almost see him shiver in the last picture! Brrrr
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