We were supposed to stay from when the park opened at 10 am until closing at 5 pm. Around 2:30 pm, I felt like I could not climb another set of stairs, no matter how good the ride was! Equally exhausted, my friends and I decided to bail after two more rides. We waited in line for the first one, and as we were getting into the raft the attendant said we were lucky we made it because they were probably going to be shutting down the rides for the impending storm (thunder and lightening in the distance).
Arriving at the bottom of the ride, we re-thought our plan and just headed for the car. I almost fell asleep on the 10 minute ride home. Stair climbing = good for the blood sugars (great range all day), bad for the aging body.
Side note: I also changed my set (ahead of schedule) when I got home. With the extreme amounts of chlorine I was floating around in all day, I couldn’t imagine leaving any of it on my skin for a few more days.
Having diabetes and being attached (almost) 24/7 to a medical device does not mean I have to miss fun summer activities like a water park. It just means I need to take a few extra precautions. But I guess you can say I am not a stranger to extra precautions.
Sunday was time for more fun in the sun. I headed to a local beach to catch some vitamin D a few more rays. About an hour after I got there, I heard the first sound of thunder. Sure enough, a few minutes later I hear the horn from the lifeguard closing the beach, and turn around to see this.
Afternoon storms are pretty typical this far south, but I have never heard of one closing the beach before. That is until I got about a block away and ran into this.
And shortly before I got home, the rain finally began.
I had hoped to spend more than an hour at the beach, but I should have known not to count on afternoon sun in South Florida!
So how was your weekend?
*title thanks to a Twitter vote decided by Rachel B