The other day me and my folks (my in-laws, my husband's cousin and his family) had been to an amusement park close to home. My husband's company had arranged a party there. The food was good, i got my face painted, me and my hubby dear got our caricature done... everything was hunky dory till i got into one of those small, harmless looking roller coaster! I had just finished the rope way- gandola ride across the park. The view was entertaining, i could see a lot of people down below.. and i could somehow forget that i was dangling midair in a small bright red cage! The ropeway did not scare me much, only when the cage started to scale higher did i feel the suspension and the sare! But it was sort OK till then and pumped my confidence, i would have probably agreed to go on an expedition to Mt.Everest basking in the glory of having completed my first amusement park ropeway ride!
Of all the rollercoaster i figured out the smallest one, my hubby, his brother, his cousin and the cousin's wife were already in a queue to enjoy the ride. I did not hesitate much in joining them. We stood there in the queue; I could see my husband was a bit nervous, he is also not the amusement park type! We stood there looking at others in the queue.. the women wearing a deep blouse that was expected to conceal less and expose more, the guy whoes hands were covered with Tattoo, the wierd looking teenager covered with jewellry of all sorts, the scary wizard looking oldish man... and little kids who were so puny i was half afraid that they would fall off the rollercoaster when it turned turtle.
Looking at all those in the queue i became more and more eager to get on the ride! well well well i had to wait, the queue was pretty long. My husband at the same time had estimated the time duration of the ride. It was less than 2 minutes. 'Thats fine' i said, two minutes will just be over in a flash..
After the long wait we were able to get into the roller coaster. The last word i heard was from the guy staffing ride "have a thrilling day ma'am"... thats was all i remembered .. the tram crept up the tracks and i saw my mother-in-law waving at us from down below and i could also see my husband's cousin waving at mother-in-law below.. .my husband sitting beside me was screeming at the top of his lungs.. well i should say, he was howling .. had never seen him do that before... then the roller coaster went spinning.. i could no longer keep my eyes open..the whole world was spinning and my head was banging against the safety cover and thats it. the less than two minutes looked like 2 long years... in bewteen the tram slowed downand we were again hoisted mid air at a right angle. a sudden crash followed by a backward tracing of the path we had taken. Thats it. all i remember was 'Krishna, govinda and his thousand names'
When the tram came to a grinding halt, i lept out of the car as if it was a monster. My head was still spinning, i was giddy, i felt nausea; poor things y folks had a tough time trying to calm me down....That was it once bitten i was ever shy that was my last ride in the park.. but loads of fun was in store for me.
My husband dared to go for one more ride, he and our gang went to this ride called ship wreck, it was boat crashing into water with water jets all around.. the fun part was we were able to control the jets.. so i did.. the minute the boat appeared i was standing there all smiles with the push button to get the water jet started!it was fun, my husband and his cousins were totaly drenched in water. heeheheh that was enough to make me feel better again....
That was my advanture at an amusement park...But then there were a few more rides...thats could twist my intestine into knots just by the looks of it.. There were these rides superman, batman and mind eraser...man wonder what makes people get into rides like that! i could not even look at those rides let alone ride them. They were not only long but they looked so much like a dead monster's decaying remains. Gosh! not only that there were huge queues to got to these rides... did not convince me...i felt chicken hearted, yet i was better off not having a 'thrilling ride' .....My husband was also disturbed...He too felt chicken hearted as well. Poor thing his masculine ego was hurt. He was cribbing that even women, senior citizens and kids were riding!after all the cribbing, we suddenly discovered that there were many games that promised soft toys..we decided to attack...My husband won the hammer banging game, he hit the right spot and i won a piglet!!! He also managed to get the right ballon with a dart. I got a sweety bird and a Scooby Doo.. the best part was the puppy.. we managed win a puppy in the dart game again. We also lost a lot of money in the game that had huge tigers and lions for prizes... It was all about rows of glass bottles and a small bangle which had to be thrown like a ring onto the bottle neck. We tried sixty attempts but did not succeed. I was disappointed, but i managed to spot a man sitting with the cute lion near the rest area. He was kind enough to oblige a picture of me with his lion. The best part of course was the cartoon characters...Tweety bird was sooo sweet, so was scooby doo,bugs bunny and daffy...
Apart from the roller coaster, it was a good outing. i might never go back to those rides, but the soft toys are definitely something that can lure me again!!!