Sunday, February 24, 2008

Best Shot Monday - Riding Roller Coasters

I don't remember my first roller coaster ride. I remember visiting Denver's Eliche Gardens as a child, but I don't think I rode a roller coaster. In fact, what I do remember is that it felt like a State Fair carnival only larger; and I hate State Fair Carnivals. That was LONG before Six Flags operated it; of course it is no longer a Six Flags park as of December 2007. Speaking of Six Flags, I've ridden almost all the roller coasters at Magic Mountain multiple times; but I think the only clear memory of somewhere near my first roller coaster ride would be at Disneyland when I was 12 years old, the Matterhorn, and later Space Mountain. There is one thing that I can say about riding that roller coaster back then, I didn't take my hands off the rail. Not until I was much older (and even then I don't do it for long.)

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The same can't be said for Harrison, ultimately he may not remember his first ride, but he will have it in pictures. And at not even three-years-old yet, that boy threw his hands up in the air as he went down and around those turns like he was an old pro when he rode the Gadget-go rollercoaster at Disneyland's Toon Town.

Since we were moving at a good speed, I couldn't really get good pictures; there's only one of his arms flung in the air, but you get the idea. So for my best shot this Monday, I'm giving you a little story of rollercoaster riding at the Happiest Place on Earth!

Now if it would only stop raining so we can go again!

Head over to Tracey's at Mother May I for more best shots.


22 comments:

Bonnie said...

Oh how fun !! I looooooove roller coasters ! Haven't taken the kids on one yet ... maybe I should.

DanaB said...

Fun stuff!!

What a fantastic series of photos to commemorate the day!

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HipMomma said...

I NEVER get on roller coasters. Not even kiddie ones. Strangely though, I got to kids that love them.

Great series and nice job even while moving.

Brittany said...

this is SO much fun!!!!! I love them all. He is so stinkin' cute!

Blueberry and the Bean said...

awesome!! he is obviously having the time of his life! :)

Kyla said...

That is a an awesome series!!

Megan said...

what a great collage! i had never thought of taking pics while on the ride -- wonderful expressions!

Maya said...

Oh my goodness...I love these! I need to remember to do this on a ride. Those expressions are priceless!

Mandaroo said...

What a blast! Looks like he had som much fun. You're photos put a smile to my face.

carrie said...

FANTASTIC series! I love it!! Em is gearing up for a visit to Disney and wants to do all of the rollercoasters this time around, too. I'm so excited!!

Christina said...

Oh goodness, this has me grinning from ear to ear! His joy is contagious. you make the best storybaords - LOVE this!

susiej said...

Those were tough shots to get! Good for you!

Amy Jo said...

Wow! That looks like too much fun!

Maggie said...

That storyboard is FANTASTIC! I am in total awe...seriously! That is something else that I need to work on trying to figure out - they are just so neat!

Gray Matters said...

So cool - you've got skills, girl! What a brave little man.

d.girl said...

How did you manage to hold onto your camera? Great shots!

Phyllis Sommer said...

how cool is that! looks like a blast...

Stacy said...

Oh we definitely get that he is having a BLAST! Those are such cute shots and definitely looks like he is going to be a little daredevil. So cute!

natalie said...

WOW!! Harrison is having a blast!

PeetsMom said...

That is a timeless series of shots! What joy and exhiliration on his cute little face! It brings a smile to MY face! Awesome!

kim said...

That's great. I love your collage. I especially like the bottom series of expressions. You got some terrific captures!

melody is slurping life said...

Those shots are phenomenal. I absolutely fell in love with those faces of pure delight.