Sunday, July 13, 2008

La Rain, er, I mean La Ronde

Part of this weekend's festivities was to go to La Ronde on Sunday, as our friends from Québec come up once a summer specifically to go to the park... Well as you may have noticed... it was raining here all morning. It stopped around 11:30 am and so we took advantage of the lull in the weather and hauled ass over to La Ronde as fast as we could.

We lucked in, for a while at least. We entered the park and walked straight on to the Boomerang. Then after that directly onto the Manitou. We LOVE this one... so relaxing... no really it is!

This was taken by Didier when it started...
(l-r) Jeff, Stef, Kenny, Me.



And then a few moments later when we were up up up in the air...



So far so good, the weather was holding... almost. As we walked to the Goliath it began to spit rain. By the time we arrived it was a steady drizzle. But, they had not stopped the rides so we went on the Goliath.

By the time we were on the ride and ascending it was raining. And can I just say this... rain, while you are on a roller coaster going 110 km/ph hurts! It feels like hail hitting your face... FAST, and it's not pleasant! I'm really not sure WHY they let the rides go on in actual rain... whatever, it was still ok, but not as good as say, oh, I dunno, when it's NOT raining maybe...

When we got off the ride, it was, yup... still raining , so we got a bite to eat.

The rain let up again, so we went on the Le Monstre. We only waited about 5 minutes and, of course... by the time we were going to the top... rain. Not as much as on the Goliath, but then the Monstre does not move as fast... so who can say...

Fine, it's raining, we can deal. We go to the Bumper Cars... Picture it... five homos on the bumper cars... All I could think of was Grace Jones singing... "Pull up to my Bumper Baby..." That was a hoot and a half!

Thereafter, we tried to wait out the rain in the arcade, but soon realized we'd waste too much money. What I also realized was I'm a pretty good shot, on the shooting gallery. 11 out of 15 was my high score. A close second was Didier with 7, and Stef with 5.

Rain. Oh my god, the place was getting flooded. and in fact the main road to the front of the park did flood, and as we left and were headed to the bus, a car 'drove' through the river (once road) and caused waves the went a good 10 feet past the sidewalks...

The biggest lesson learned here... if it's just a bit of rain here and there, La Ronde is great because there are NO LINES... where there would usually be 90 minute plus line ups. Thank god for Seasons Passes! And really, we got on five rides in just over 90 mins... that's not bad at all!

My guess is we'll be back next week! lol Pray for rain... well just a little!

3 comments:

ayem8y said...

A good day at a hot steamy Florida amusement park is when it rains and a great day is when you leave with your head and both legs intact.

Misster Kitty said...

Well then, we had a GREAT DAY!

Maria said...

That was a complete downpour on Sunday from what I remember!
We went out for brunch but after that I spent the day in my basement watching movies.

I am not crazy about roller coasters or pouring rain (unless I am in the house while its raining) watching from the comfort of my home.

Glad you guys had a blast...