When I was younger (middle school, high school), my mom would take a week-day off work every summer and we would drive the 1 hour to Valleyfair to have a mother/daughter adventure day! Enjoy the water park, check out some rides, and eat funnel cake! Yummy!!!!
It was always a really enjoyable day and it was fun to be outside and hang out. Lot's of chances to talk while standing in line for rides.
But, we haven't done this since (I think) I was at Uni. Last week, randomly, I emailed her and said "how about we go to Valleyfair on Friday?" And ... we did!
We met at about 10am as the sun was getting nice and warm. First thing we did was head over to Wild Thing and do that. Now, it is not my favorite. I like everything BUT that first drop - just a bit too much!
Then we went over to the waterpark, our favorite part of Valleyfair by FAR! Loved all of that! We ended up staying there for like 4 hours getting sun, wating in line, and doing the rides. Forgot how fun they are! Espeically the one with the big innertube that fits 4 people. Love that one!!!!!
After the waterpark we went back to our cars and got dried off, changed, and had a picnic in the parking lot! Yummy! The back out for rollercoasters and more fun! After about 6 rides, we were both kind of done! I was actually feeling rather motion sick - had to sit down on a bench for a good 15 minutes before I felt confident walking back to our cars!
It was an awesome day and a lot of fun to hang out with my mom and feel like a kid again! I would do it again!
P.S. Aren't our little VWs cute? They spent the day chatting ... in German of course!