This past Tuesday, my mom and I took the girls and the boy (aka, Jax, Olivia’s best friend) to a water park that opened near us. By near, I mean it’s about twenty miles away; which is WAY closer than Cedar Point, the amusement park we usually go to during the summer.
This the first summer that Black Beard’s Bay is open and when we first go there, I was skeptical. I mean, sure it looked kind of cool but also small and maybe boring? But once we got into the park, explored t the splash pad, saw the slides, took a gander at the pool and exclaimed over the hot tub, we were all excited for the day ahead of us.
Olivia was quite scared of the waterslides at first. They weren’t all that high but they were twisty and she couldn’t see where she was going.
The lifeguard was awesome in that she let me and Olivia go down one of the slides together so that O could get a feel for what it was like. After that, there was no stopping that girl. She went down those slides more often and we could count in the five hours we were at the park.
Alyssa and Jaxon managed to find other kids to have a ‘water war’ with. There were water guns and a cannon that shot water at passersby.
The pool was three and a half feet deep, which is perfect for our kiddos. Deep enough for Jaxon to cannon ball to his heart’s content and for Olivia to jump in over and over again and not so deep that we had to worry it was ever over their heads.
Going on a Tuesday was perfect. There were other families there but not so many that it felt crowded and no one ever had to wait to go down a slide.
All in all, it was definitely worth the $16/person to get in for the day. The fresh air, the sunshine, the exercise we all got was worth the price of admission.
Watching my sweet Livie, a girl some doctors predicted would never walk climb those stairs, jump into that pool, swim and laugh and run with her sister and her cousin, that too, was worth the price of admission.