Sunday brought triple-digit temps to Kansas City for the first time this year, taxing our air conditioning system and sending us in search of cool waters.
Sure, we could have hit the neighborhood pool, or even the sprinklers in the back yard. But those options pale in comparison when you live practically next door to a water park!
This year marks my first visit to Oceans of Fun, and after seeing the variety of attractions for all ages I know I’ll be back. This place is definitely worth a season pass.
We skipped the swim-up bar this time around, seeing as we had three kids in tow and all, but I made a mental note to find the time to enjoy a few cold drinks here with my husband in the near future.
The Caribbean Cooler, a “lazy river,” was a family favorite, and we floated around several times, Monkey included. He was too, too cute in his life jacket. Once he got used to the current, he wanted nothing to do with his dad or me. Instead he chose to float in the arms of his big cousin, whom he now calls “Collie.”
The big boys stood in line to ride the towering slides while I soaked up the sunshine. Even with the high temps, the trees and light breeze made the afternoon more than bearable.
Monkey approached his first time on a water slide with a bit of trepidation, but once he figured out we’d always be there to catch him, he threw himself down each slide with abandon.
Oceans of Fun has several pools and lagoons and we had an awesome time as we tried out most of them. I have to say though, my favorite moment was right at the beginning of the day.
I had asked the big boys to stand in front of a sign to pose for a picture, knowing that soon, a large bucket would tip over and soak everyone standing nearby. They were clueless, and I only felt a teensy bit evil as I waited for the perfect shot.
And I totally got it.
Best summer photo EVER.
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