Define Irony...getting a head injury at a Red Cross Fund Raising Event. ramothhe
, and I went to Jolly Rogers Amusement Park and Splash Mountain in Ocean City, MD on Saturday for a Red Cross Fund Raising Event. We played some mini-golf, which I was totally off on my game and sucked horribly. (Not to mention the fact that I had the worst luck of hitting wrinkles in the carpet that lined the worst maintained mini-golf course I've ever seen.) Before we had even really gotten into the water park section, we were trying to put our stuff in a locker. Our first attempt failed, then as Russ was looking through his bag for quarters, I looked into the locker to check for the quarter that I had set on the shelf in the locker. Now...one thing about these lockers...they're spring loaded...and the spring is REALLY fast. This seems like a recipe for disaster...and it was. Russ moved his hand away from the door for a second, and the door swung closed really hard and hit me right in the head. It ended up making a small cut on my forehead. At first I didn't think it was bleeding, but after a second or 2 it started bleeding. I just pressed a towel against it and then put a band aid on it when it looked like the bleeding had stopped. After that, just went along with the rest of the day. The whole area around it was a little sore and bit tender for a few days, but surprisingly the water did not bother it at all. It really wasn't until that night when I was trying to sleep that I had problems with it. (I'd roll onto my left side, rest my head against the pillow, and it would start hurting...needless to say, I didn't get much sleep that night. heh)
But Splash Mountain was alot of fun. Mattie rode water slides for the first time. I got to ride this really cool one that was "completely dark." (Not technically correct. There were actually holes and slots where light came in. You could also use the light to figure out when you were going to turn sideways. heh)
After we were done at the water park, we all had a nice dinner with Mattie's mom at a nice Greek restaurant called Captain Pete's in Fenwick Island, DE. After dinner, I ended up having to run to Happy Harry's because I had managed to forget my contact case.
The next day, Mattie, her mom, and I went to the beach for a little bit. Before Mattie and I headed back to Salisbury, we had lunch at this nice little cafe and then checked out this really neat shipwreck museum. It had artifacts from the Titanic, the Republic (another White Star liner that sunk in 1909), and many other ships.
Overall...it was a great weekend. It was nice to finally get to the beach...even if we were only there for a couple minutes. The best part was that it was warm and there was NO FOG! Every time I've been to Ocean City it has either been a) freezing, or b) there has been a significant amount of fog...even if it was bright and sunny when we first got there. One time it went from being super sunny and warm, to so foggy that you couldn't see 3 feet in front of you, all within about an hour or so.
Maybe next time we'll go play Laser Tag now that I know where it is. heh