Monday, July 27, 2009
Our day at Shining Waters Park in Cavendish Beach
We made a tradition of going to a park in Cavendish each year. It started off years ago when we did not like to take our boys to the carnival in town. My sister in law and I decided to make a day of it at Rainbow Valley...a beautiful park that no longer exists...We took a picnic lunch and spent the whole day. The next year my sister joined with her 2 little girls, the next year another sister with her children then the following year the whole family went including the guys! As the years went by it was harder and harder to get everyone together so we set a date and who ever can goes!
Two years ago they closed our favorite park but a new one opened so we tried it...not as nice but it is building up!! It is the Shining Waters water park...lots of great water slides...the kids love it!
This year our group was really small...myself and grandson, sister, her boyfriend and 3 girls, my brother and his granddaughter...but we still had a blast. The weather was perfect. It was crowded at first but got better later. We took lots of snacks for the children to enjoy...we found out over the years they did not want to take time to eat so we pack lots of goodies for them with juices and water.
We arrived at noon and stayed til 6pm. The kids said they were not ready to leave but not one lasted til we got home ...all had a nap! Fun was had by all...everyone was happy and tired! We are already trying to set up another day...this time it will be "Old Home Week"...our largest local festival...animal shows, talent shows, horse racing, parade and a carnival!