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Pirate Ship at Idlewild Park- Soaking Up the Last Days of Summer Fun

PirateShip at Idlewild ParkI was an observer, not a participant.  The grandkids’ teeth were chattering by the time we headed out of the Soak Zone portion of Idlewild Park.

They really loved the wave pool, too.

Not sure who the girl is running to the tipping bucket, spilling the chilly water for the kids to play.  Brrrrrr.  They had a great time going down the curvy water slides.   One of the workers said some of her colleagues had already left to return to college (why only one trolley was running at the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood ride.)   Enjoying being with the family these last days of summer.

It was much a much cooler day than expected in August.  You can feel the hint of fall in the air.  Especially at night.

8 responses

  1. Looks like fun.

    August 17, 2013 at 12:18 am

  2. What a fun pic, Ruth. It’s sad to think that summer is almost over. :(

    August 17, 2013 at 1:28 am

  3. Sue Reinfeld

    That was definitely a fun end of summer activity!

    August 17, 2013 at 8:25 am

  4. Connie

    Such a wonderful shot! All we have had is rain – rain – rain for the past 24 hours.

    August 17, 2013 at 8:57 am

  5. What a fun place to play! The image looks like a brilliant summer day – and yet, looks can be deceiving. It’s getting quite cool here in the evenings as well; nice for sleeping, but not so nice for water parks. But kids don’t care about such “sensible” things (which is part of what makes being around kids so fun). :)

    August 17, 2013 at 9:39 am

  6. Amy

    Such a wonderful capture of this fun place :)

    August 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm

  7. Super shot my friend!

    August 17, 2013 at 3:47 pm

  8. This looks like a whole lotta fun, Ruth, even for the observers. I can almost hear the kids’ laugher. Our temps are on the upswing. Claims of Fall’s early arrival seem to have been a bit premature — I hope.

    August 18, 2013 at 10:49 am

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