in addition to his full-time day job, ryan also works part time as a stage hand for various concerts, events, plays, and musicals at different venues in our area. on monday, we found out that ryan's employer was offering free tickets to a local water park for the employees and their families. the tickets were only valid yesterday between 4pm and 8pm. so, we packed up our bathing suits and our towels, and headed over to the water park right after work yesterday.
the water park sits at the base of a ski resort. in the summer the water park is open along with the chair lifts for scenic rides. then, in the winter, they cover everything with snow and people can ski right through the water park! we have been wanting to check it out since it opened, but we never got a chance, so we were thrilled to be able to go for free!
we had a really great time, and we went on almost all of the rides. we were really grateful that the weather held out too (especially since thunderstorms had been predicted for the evening). the free water park tickets were such a nice treat. it turned out to be a fun little wednesday night date!
we enjoyed the lazy river so much
that we decided to float around it three times.
the wave pool was a lot of fun too.
ryan's face when he got to the bottom
of the water slide was just priceless!
by far this was our favorite ride. as soon as we got off,
we looked at each other and both said "again!"
we ended up going on it four times!
the chair lift ride was so peaceful,
and it was a great way to dry off too!
we found this guy next to one of the water slides.
it was really entertaining watching the lifeguards and security guards
trying to coax this little guy back into his natural habitat!
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