Had a great time at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia yesterday. The weather was absolutely perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better forecast. I met up with a friend of mine who absolutely loves roller coasters and travels across the country going on all the different ones. Of course that meant that my son who is 11 would be having a blast there!!! While he wouldn't go on two of them since I guess they both had pretty steep drops and one had quite a few twists he did go on one that had a 231 foot drop!!!! At that point, I have to ask, what in the world is the difference???? 231 foot drop to me is HUGE!!! I don't think I would survive that without my heart stopping first. Which leads me to this - while my friend Mike was waiting in line for his second time on the coaster the Griffon , my son suddenly looked and pointed in the air at the coaster and said "uh oh." "Uh oh" as in the coaster got stuck....stuck on the way up. This one has a huge drop also that hangs over first and pauses so you can get a good luck at how far you'll be going down. I was certain that Mike was up there stuck on it. But I knew he wouldn't be upset or scared - he would love it!!! No chance of that though. He had been on line and was waiting to get a front row seat so that took longer than usual, so he missed getting stuck. I felt sorry for the people up there and could only imagine how scared I would have been if it were me. Luckily, they were only trapped there for about 20 minutes and it started moving again and all went well. After that though they closed that ride. Whew...glad it wasn't me up there!
We ate at the German Fest Haus and it was very good. We had bratwurst and knockwurst (both excellent) ribs (not good at all), potato salad and a roll. I did have chocolate cake for dessert but could not find any Black Forest.....the cake was good but I wasn't impressed paying $4 for a cup of coffee. A bit high for me!
We walked the park for about 7 hours and I have to say that hopefully I walked off all the calories of the cake! It was a great day and I hope to go back again next summer....my son is already asking to go back again so he can ride the coasters he didn't ride on this year!!!