It had been several years since went to a theme park. So, when my Sister-in-Law invited us to her company picnic, we jumped at the chance.
It was held at California’s Great America in Santa Clara, just about 45 minutes north of us.
We had a blast riding all the rides. The Gold Striker is the fastest roller coaster in Northern California. It’s top speed is 54mph, is 3 minutes long and tops out at 4.2g. Talk about exhilarating! My brother and I rode the Flight Deck, an inverted roller coaster, together. It had been over 20 years since we did that. What a hoot!
Her company also reserved an area in the park for volleyball, tetherball and other picnic games. There was a raffle as well.
We were also visited by the park’s characters as shown above.
The BBQ lunch was finger licking good chicken, ribs, potatoes salad, bread and all you drink soda fountain. Oh, I can’t fail to mention a freezer stocked with various ice cream…help yourself!
The weather was a perfect 75F with cool bay breezes.
All in all, we had a fantastic family time.
How about you? Have you visited any fun places this summer? I would love to hear about it. Please feel free to share with us.