Today, I took Kay and her friend V to Playland. Gosh, it was a crazy hot day, temperatures soaring over 30 degrees C this afternoon. The girls wanted to head out there early but V didn't get up until noon which was probably a good thing because I did not want to be there early. Around 1.30ish, we headed over to a restaurant on Hastings (a block from Playland) to eat lunch and to meet up with some friends who were heading over to the park with us. The kids decided to head off one way as the grown up kids went another. I did end up going on a few rides but most of them my stomach could not handle. Especially the ones that go around and around or the upside down rides. I did go on the water ride which was a blast but very wet, see photos. The water ride is a fave. esp. on days like today. Huge line ups, we probably had to wait about 10 minutes to get on it but worth every minute. But wearing jeans is a big no no, yes I am silly, what was I thinking wearing jeans!!??!! Within a couple of hours, we met up with the kids and took a snack break. The girls went off into another direction while we took the two younger ones with us. We stayed at Playland for about 4 1/2 hours which was more than plenty of time, I actually wanted to head out of Playland earlier. I was so dehydrated and going broke! I spent about $100 for today. Glad the day is over.... just waiting for tomorrow and see how bad I am burned or swollen up.
I am allergic to sunscreen (any kind) and I have sun sensitivity which causes these little bumps like microscopic blisters all over my skin. Because I am allergic to sunscreen, I break out into hives whenever I touch it. Yes I am THAT allergic. It sucks because it means I really can't enjoy the beautiful summer months we have here in Vancouver. But I try to enjoy myself while out in the sun which means I go out later in the day for all my outdoor activities. Or I wear a huge hat and sunglasses while out shopping and walking around in the city. Or I just go out and play and try not to worry about it too much. But anytime I go out with a group that slathers on the sunscreen, I cannot avoid not getting any sunscreen on my skin. I guess I'll just have to pop some Benadryl and think lots of happy thoughts.... :)
Playland Photos to come.......
*Updated July 8, 2006* Playland photos here.