Albany: Day 3

7 06 2009

Lesson #1 Do not drink the night before you decide to drive to the next state over to jump onto rollercoasters.

Lesson #2 First of all I have this thing about drinking, see when I get to the point of buzzed and beyond I MUST get exactly 8 straight hours of sleep. No less and no more. If I don’t I’m hungover and that whole spiel. After 10 years of drinking, yea do that math, I’ve learned this lesson.

I couldn’t sleep, it’s not that I was uncomfortable, but I felt like I needed to puke everytime I inhaled. I literally held my breath scared to death when I exhaled dinner would come out. Then I’d pass out, wake up again, pass out wake up again. We had plans to wake up around 8-10ish for our 2hr+ drive to Massachusetts. But amazingly I woke up around 9am without a single sign of a hangover. I was amazed!

Nonetheless, still got a late start. Eventually the whole gang got up and we were on our way across the state border heading straight to SIX FLAGS!!

I will admit, the little hyper, excited, and impatient kid within me awoken and I couldn’t wait to get there. I think Nai felt the same way too. 🙂 It’s been nearly 10 years since I last rode a roller coaster and Nai almost 5 years. We were long overdue for some thrill seeking death trap adventures. Devin on the other hand not so much. He saw the reality of it. They were death traps on tracks. But that’s what made the ride so much better. At least according to Nai’s reasoning. lol.

But with Naomi’s “crazy” driving she was “preparing Devin for what’s to come and if he survived her driving there he’ll be fine.” Those were exact words I swear.

New York is the only place where I’ve ever experienced paying a toll. I have to admit, they are tad bit annoying. I know they are there, but for the life of me I sat navigator the damn trip and I still don’t know how to read those damn toll cards. Naomi, next time I’ll buy you that EZ -pass.

The scenary, much like Albany, was beautiful. The greenery, the Hudson River (sadly I didn’t get any good pics of it though), the wide open area, the rock quarry was just so beautiful. I almost, ALMOST, have to say I enjoyed it better than home. It’s different, its new and I couldn’t get enough of it.

But with my trusty Garmin, Naomi’s 85+mph driving and Devin oblivious to Nai driving  in the back seat we got there in what felt like no time. I guess that’s what happens when you have great people in the car and always something to talk about. And NO Devin I STILL haven’t given my government any thought. Yet alone my special abilities.

Now when you are a little kid in an amusement park organization is NEVER in your thought process. You can jump on one ride and then run straight clear across the park for the next ride, and all the way back for the next all damn day. But we are grown up, we ran around in a circle. 😛

We started with some small roller coaster rides, Devin actually willingly got on with us. I don’t know if he’ll admit, but I know he enjoyed it. I mean come on nearly every ride he was there with us. His screaming antics were amusing, you really could hear him the whole ride over all the noise and screaming.

But the best ride? Was definitely Bizzaro, formerly known as Superman the Ride. That was the best ride there! I half heartedly screamed/laughed on all the other rides, but Bizarro I flat out SCREAMED the whole time. When we got off we all were kind of hoarse, but definitely had our thrill seeking hearts filled. I really wished we could have jumped on 5 10 20 more times.

We ended our day heading to Hurrican Harbor for some water rides to cool off from the day. But that was just a Naomi and Daniella thing. Devin rested over at the bar, reading a good book, and watching our stuffs. There were some cool water rides, but one specifically hurt. It was fun, I guess, other than hitting your back over every bump and screw then coming out a bit red and suffering what I considered road rash.

I bought a few souvenirs like Nyx’s new school Batman backpack, a Superman cape, a Batman cape, and small tidbits.

Our drive home was fun. Especially the Dunkin Donuts stuff, cuz you know everyone runs on Dunkins.

Then there’s PHOTOS!!!

Toll Booth!

Toll Booth!

We passed the Basketball Hall of Fame in Massachusetts Im sure Preston would have loved to have checked it out.

We passed the Basketball Hall of Fame in Massachusetts I'm sure Preston would have loved to have checked it out.

The more Flags the better!!!

The more Flags the better!!!

Oh NOs!!!!

Oh NOs!!!!

My Kinds of Peoples.

My Kinds of Peoples.

Heading back to the home base.... FOR THE HORDE!

Heading back to the home base.... FOR THE HORDE!

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