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Diving into Summer at Water World

The other day I took the kids and a friend each to Water World, a HUUUUGE water park just north of Denver that’s been serving families since I was a kid.

It’s nice once in awhile to be the Cool Mom. Often I’m the task master, making sure that each summer day has a bit of care and attention to the kids’ minds, their bodies, and our house/yard (translation: not on screens all day). When Water World invited us to come for Blogger Week, all of us were excited.

Disclosure: we were guests of the water park.

We parked (free!) and lugged our stuff in. We were allowed to bring in our own picnic, though the water in my bottle was dumped out at a security check point (apparently, people have tried to sneak in vodka.)

In past years, my kids have gravitated toward the milder rides. But now, as a tween and a teen, they headed right for the steep, whirly, swirly, wavy, deep, action-packed water rides that exceed my meager level of courage. Both Tessa and Reed recommend the Mile High Flyer, which you can experience via video by clicking.

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A storm moved through mid-afternoon, so we took cover under one of the many sheltered areas. We looked at empty Thunder Bay wave pool and the dark storm clouds and joked about being caught in a sharknado.

True to Colorado, though — if you don’t like the weather, wait 10 (or 30) minutes, which I’ve heard said about dozens of other places — the sun came and we continued having fun.  If the sun hadn’t reappeared, Water World would have issued us rain checks to come again another day.

We finished up tired and happy. Can’t ask for a better way to spend a summer day. As for being a Cool Mom the rest of the summer?

1 day down, 77 to go.


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Lori Holden, mom of a young adult daughter and a young adult son, writes from Denver. She was honored as an Angel in Adoption® by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

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7 Responses

  1. Cool! 🙂 (For the record, you’re ALWAYS Cool Mom … it’s just that sometimes it’s probably more obvious to them than others.)

    I’m going to take N. to a water and amusement park here in mid-June, weather permitting … it will be her first mom-and-N day in a while, and I can’t wait.

  2. That does make you a cool mum. It has been a long time since I’ve been to a water park. Though I’m more of the lazy river than the big plunges.

  3. I thought about doing that today – we have a free ticket to the water park from school reading programs – but it wasn’t quite warm enough yet. Maybe next week. We went to the zoo instead. They have a new polar bear.

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