Tuesday, June 20, 2017

spending a day at splash

last week, we decided to scoop up one of the bean's BFFs and head out to splash la mirada, a water park we'd never been to before.  summer is in full effect here in socal, and it sounded like a fun way to cool off and have the girls spend some time together.  not to mention, my cousin's daughter is a competitive swimmer and one of her swim meets was taking place there that weekend.  we hadn't gotten to watch her race before, so we wanted to support her and cheer her on during her event.

we battled a little traffic on our way down, but we finally made it.


since we'd gotten there about an hour and a half after they opened, all of the tables and chairs were taken.  but that's okay - we managed to find a nice spot on the grass under a tree that gave us a little shade.


once we dropped off our bags into a locker, we did a little exploring to see what there was to do.  there were lots of great little areas for toddlers and little kids, plus a set of three water slides and my favorite...a lazy river.




along with what seemed like most of the park, we spent most of our time in that lazy river.  it was lovely.




the park is small enough that it was no big deal for me to stay right where i was while the girls floated ahead of me or went back and forth from the slides to the play areas and back to the lazy river.



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and then we made our way over to the pool to watch my cousin do her thing.  


she was amazing - 100 meters, and she came in first place like it was no big deal.


by then, we were starving.  we stood in line to pick up burgers and pizza and fries and brought it back to our shady spot to enjoy it all.


after that we had just enough time for one last dip in that lazy river before the park closed at 5:30.  we headed off to the restrooms to get changed into dry clothing for the ride home and that was that.


we stopped for slurpees and snacks at a 7-11 on the way home, and it was a great way to end a pretty awesome day.  next up...raging waters!  that's close enough to home that we might just take a lyft there and not have to worry about finding a parking spot.  heh.

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