6.27.2014

Adventureland {{Summer Bucket List}}

If you live in Iowa you're familiar with Adventureland Park. It's the only amusement park in the state. And, if you grew up in Iowa, it was likely a destination that your family went on at least once every summer.

While on our Iowa leg of the Midwest tour I found a trip to good ol' Adventureland was a must. Many a memories growing up took place at Adventureland. Naturally I wanted to share the experience with Marcus.

While not your typical park, I thought it would be a great way to check off the "Park Discovery" portion of our Summer Bucket List.

Keeping with the Fridays top five, here are the park highlights:

1. It wasn't just Marcus, Grandma, and me, at the park. We had three other mommies and sons join us: a friend from my hometown, my cousin (whom I don't see nearly enough - four years is entirely too long!) and her little man (whom we finally got to meet!), and Sally and Mace! Four kiddos 4-years and younger. Call us crazy.
2. The 2-year old group didn't go on too many rides. But among one of the favorites were the airplanes.
While Marcus and Mace seemed to love the ride, they couldn't figure out how to make their plane rise. So, they happily cruised along below all the other planes.

3. For the toddlers, THE FAVORITE ride,was hands down the lady bug.
 I kid you not, these three could have gone on the ladybugs all.day.long.
4. As the three 2-year olds began to wind down (and it was obvious naps were needed), we broke off and made our way towards the exit. Before leaving we had to make a stop to ride the train.
5. We couldn't part ways without first getting pictures with people we rarely see.
First cousins, first cousins once removed, second cousins! Figure that one out. 
Our Disney Land and Adventureland buddies!
I'm not sure about the rest of the group, but we were barely out of the parking lot and I had one little boy who was fast asleep. Successful park discovery day, if I do say so myself!

What items have you checked off your Bucket List? Be sure to link up with the fabulous ladies below (Linky at the bottom)!



Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me | Desiree with Macke Monologues | Jenny from The Chronicles of We
Becky of bybmg | Courtney from Sweet Turtle Soup | Elizabeth at Chasin' Mason



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8 comments:

  1. Fun! I think Hayden would be terrified of those rides haha!

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  2. I can't believe they got rid of the silly silo... I still want to go sometime soon though, I'll have to get Arnold on board.

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  3. Awesome trip! I love the older nostalgic parks!

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  4. Oh my gosh! That place looks SO FUN! I especially love the photos of the kids in the lady bugs. How did 2 year olds sit in them so well by themselves?! They must have really LOVED it! What an awesome trip!

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  5. Oh my goodness...all those smiling faces are too much!

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  6. haha, one amusement park for the whole state! Better than nothing! Awesome that you got such a fun group together to go though. Love the airplane that just hung out on the bottom =) Totally counts as park discovery in my book, I thought about doing Disney for that but I figured it wasn't much of a discovery if we've already been. We ended up at a new park today and of course I forgot my camera.

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  7. great photos together at the end! By the end of our adventures we always forget photos together! That lady bug ride looks like the best and so fun! Totally counts as a "park" in my book!

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  8. It amazes me that the simplest rides are sometimes the most fun for the young ones. I remember when I went to Disneyland with my niece and nephew I could not believe how they wanted to go on the same ride again and again.

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