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Kiddie Ride

2 Jun

Taking your toddler to her first theme park can be a wild ride, but if you plan well, you can make your child’s theme-park debut fun and memorable. We took our daughter to an amusement park for the first time when she was 18th month old. My husband and I were kind of hesitant to take her to a ride, but she did pretty good.

Any Family outing to an Amusement Park is a challenge for Parents.  Here are some tips to help make it more enjoyable and safe for all.Any Family outing to an Amusement Park is a challenge for Parents. Here are some tips to help make it more enjoyable and safe for all.

Any Family outing to an Amusement Park is a challenge for parents. Here are some tips to help make it more enjoyable and safe for all.

*Make sure Children know what to do if they get lost – stay where they are or go to a concession or park staff member and ask to be taken to lost and found. With older children pick a time and place to gather if they are exploring the park on their own.

*If children are old enough, pick a spot in the park, near the entrance, to meet at designated times.

*Dress children in bright colours so they are easily visible

*Wear lightweight layered clothes and comfortable shoes. A hat is a must but take it off on the rides.

*Insect repellent may also be needed.

*Teach children to keep an eye on you.

*Check height restrictions before you line up for a ride to ensure that the ride is safe for children (these restrictions are recommended for safety sake). Don’t coax children onto a ride they are unsure of or are too small for the seat/seatbelt.

*Avoid rides that go in reverse.

*Drink lots of water to help keep your energy level up.

*A disposable wipe or frozen cloth in a zipper bag can help cool someone down and reduce nausea.

*Bring along a stroller or rent a stroller at the park.

Bridal Veil Falls

25 May

This was taken at the famous Bridal Veil Falls in Yosemite National Park. Bridalveil Fall is one of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley in California, seen yearly by millions of visitors to Yosemite National Park.

According to Wikipedia, Bridalveil Fall is 188 metres (617 ft) and flows year round. The glaciers that carved Yosemite Valley left many hanging valleys which spawned the waterfalls that pour into the valley. All of the waterways that fed these falls carved the hanging valleys into steep cascades with the exception of Bridalveil Fall. Bridalveil still leaps into the valley from the edge of the precipice, although that edge has moved back into an alcove from the original edge of the valley. While Yosemite Falls seem to also fall into this category, the original course took the Yosemite Creek down a gorge to the west of its current location. The primary source of Bridalveil Falls is Ostrander Lake, some 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) to the south.

When the wind blows briskly, the waterfall will appear to be falling sideways. During lesser water flow, the falls often don’t reach the ground.