Not sure what a “six flags day” entails, but I was told to have one numerous times throughout the day. Based on how the day went, I can only assume it means “busy.”
I woke up late, at 5:45 a.m., and had 25 minutes to get dressed, grab a cup of coffee and something to eat, and drive 15-20 minutes to Crystal Lake. Somehow I managed, except for the getting something to eat part. I tried, but I could not make myself eat very much of a grape nut peanut bar (grape nuts, brown rice syrup & peanut butter- they are good, but very dense). We ran almost 15 miles and I went home as soon as we got back to the store, which was 30 minutes later than expected. I drove home, took a shower, put on lots of sunscreen, ate a bowl of cereal and made the trip out to Six Flags Great America.
We walked around the park a bit while we waited for our friends. We rode the Dark Knight roller coaster, which is a space mountain type ride. It is a ridiculously short ride. Then H made me do the ladder climb, which is pretty fun, but would be much easier if I wasn’t sliding around in my flip flops.
I sneaked in a clif bar so I could have some protein. You are not allowed to bring in food unless you have a “dietary restriction.” I would hope that Six Flags would allow vegans to bring in something, but, to avoid any confrontation, I hid the bar under my swimsuit. I would gladly pay $10 for a veggie burger, Six Flags, but you don’t offer one. Not even at Johnny Rocket’s, where they normally serve a vegan Boca burger. Anyway, this was my lunch: a plate of fries. Good thing I ran 15 miles.
We rode a few roller-coasters and the log flume and went to the water park. Unfortunately, the water park closed at 7, so we only got to do one slide.
Before leaving, I got an icee. It looks pretty, but probably not worth $8. H & I were thinking of how to reuse the cup. I said it was going to be my new running water bottle. If only I could layer flavors of Gatorade.
After leaving the park, we went out for dinner at Ichiban Steakhouse. We just had sushi on Friday night, so I tried the vegetable hibachi dinner. The chef kept my vegetables away from the meat and used a different utensil for serving.
My vegetables on the grill (with the dead animals blacked out).
Building an onion volcano
Onion volcano erupts
The final product