....and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day. Yeah, right.
I went to Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio today. My company wonderously decided to hold our Company Picnic there, so I got tickets for me, The World's Best Niece and Nephew, and planned to have a great time, since we had the run of the park, and free food.
Well, newly-18-and-living-with-his-sister Nephew apparently went out "partying" with his "buds" last night. Called me at 9:20 to tell me he couldn't make it. So WBN and I drove down to SA. It was great--we talked about anything and everything. I love the WBN.
The first thing (after the bumper cars) she talked me into riding was the Superman Krypton Coaster
. (Warning: Video may make you nauseous. I can't watch it.)
I thought, hey, I used to like roller coasters, back in the day. I am, after all, the Cool Aunt. And it's free!
Then came approx. 3 minutes of: drops, corkscrews, upside-down and sideways action. Often together in ways they were never meant to be
. Why cats and dogs haven't started living together because of this abomination, I will never know. I almost lost my hat on the first drop, so I grabbed it, closed my eyes, and held on. Seriously, I have nightmares
about falling, and being thrown into the air, and car wrecks--I die in these nightmares--this pegged all of them, in new and interesting ways. I had absolutely no desire to see what was coming.
When we got off I said, "Sweetie, you can ride any scary ride in the park you want, as often as you want. I'll wait for you on a bench when you do." My knees were literally shaking; very weird feeling. I did not stop shaking until we ate lunch, about 40 minutes later (and a ride on the Demon Swing Ride of Evil). WBN does not understand my affliction, but went along. (She later rode the Goliath
. Warning: another nausea-inducing video. I sat on a bench and had a great conversation with another person who Will Never Get on One of Those Damn Things Ever Again.)
I did get petty revenge later; we were on the Gully Washer raft/water ride, and her side of the boat totally went under the waterfall. Score!
We rode lots of rides, ate lunch, I bought us a couple of t-shirts (and if anyone is wondering where all the Warner Brother's Studio Stores went, they are all hiding at Six Flags). Bought dinner and we talked all the way home
But you know what? Just thinking about that damn ride makes my palms sweat, even now.