Texas 2013 Day 5: Schlitterbahn Water Park
Quick cereal for breakfast and off we go!!!!!!!!! Today was our big day to spend at Schlitterbahn Water Park. Frank, Caitlin and I got our suits, grabbed the sunblock and took off for a day of awesome water park action.
It was amazing times. The first ride was a long wait but was well worth it. After that we headed to a ride called the Soda Straws which are 2 slides - one green, one blue. It was amazing and Frank and I raced on it a few times, and then switched slides to see if Frank still won. I think he won every time! We then headed on the bus to the 2nd half of the park, which was really crazily huge and rockin'.
Over there they had an uphill water slide!! I'd never seen anything like that. The line for it was about an hour but we had to do it. A cool thing about Schlitterbahn is they are super well organized... all of the main waiting areas had shades over them so you didn't get a massive sunburn, and there were water fountains all over the place too. After that we did a dark slide which was kindof like white water rafting.
|Here we go!!!|
|Main area at 2nd park, with amazing uphill water slide|
|The start of the uphill water slide|
Then it was time to race with Frank again. We got to the "Der Bahn" racing slides and did it a few times, gaining more experience in aerodynamics with each progressive run. By our 5th time on that slide, we were ready and optimized for speed. 3... 2... 1... BOOM!!!!!!!!!! We took off with great speed and precision... and I think we just about broke the sound barrier :) Actually, we were going REALLY fast. When we got to the end of that run, we were zooming so fast we had hardly slowed down before almost the very end of the slide! The lifeguard there was amazed "Whoooaaaaa!" haha, that was totally awesome. We were going super fast. That friggin' rocked.
|Der Bahn Speed Slides where Frank and I broke the speed of sound|
|Fancy champagne for dinner|
|Frank and Me excited about our ice cream purchase|
|Just trying out a few flavours :)|