Sunday, May 26, 2013

Water slide Fun

Over spring break, my family and I went to Palm Springs with our family friends.  After an exhausting two hour drive through the Mohave desert, we finally arrived.  On the long trip we saw hundreds of thousands of gigantic windmills spinning alongside our car.  It was pretty amazing.  As we neared Palm Springs, the temperature rose and rose until it was 91 degrees while back where we live it was only 75 degrees.  We also passed by the Indian reservation. The Indians were kicked out of their own land when the settlers arrived and were given this piece of land where nothing could be grown, not many shops, and many rattle snakes and cacti.  It is sort of sad that the whites kicked them out of their land. 

As we drove in the parking lot, Sarah and I were already jumping up and down.  Our hotel was in front of a set of very rocky mountains.  We didn’t dawdle and quickly changed into our swimsuits because our dad told us they had some amazing waterslides. He was right!  As I climbed up the stairs to the slide, I felt the chills run down my spine. I could see the person who slide down before me get thrown forward into the water.  But excitement lured me to try the slide.  I got on the slide. and in the beginning it wasn’t fast, but a few seconds later the speed increased, and I by the end of the slide I was thrust into the immerse pool. Even though I was scared at the beginning, Sarah and I were laughing by the end.  Hannah and Michael weren’t allowed to go on the slide because they were too short.   We slid down the slide for a few hours until it closed relishing the experience.  By that time, darkness was coming and the temperature was cooler, so Sarah and I jumped into the Jacuzzi. 

After the pool, my sisters and friends walked around the hotel.  After walking around the hotel, we were tempted again to jump into the pool before it closed for the night.  We all had an exciting first day at the pool.  But this week wasn’t finished, we were going to hike at Joshua park the next day.  

Here is a video of us sliding down.

Have you ever been on a water slide?


  1. Dear Miriam,
    I;m glad you had an interesting trip with your family and friends. I never been on the water slides and probably will not try to do it in the future.
    It;s looks like you visited a very nice place and all of you enjoyed the trip.
    We love you,
    Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene

  2. Dear Miriam,

    It looks like you had a blast on that twisty water slide.

    I am a student in Mrs. Yollis' class, and I have blog called Collin's Cool Collection. Your mom has been leaving quality comments on my blog since I got it. Please tell her that I say thank you for leaving comments.

    I have been on a water slide before. It was last summer and my parents and I drove to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. There were some thriller water slides like the Tornado. On the Tornado, you dropped 10 feet straight down an then you were going up and down on a structure that looked like a skate park.

    Have you ever been to Hurricane Harbor?



    1. @Colin,

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. I will defiantly check out your blog and leave you a comment. I have not been to Hurricane Harbor, but I will try to talk my parents into taking me over the summer.

      I will also tell my mom that you said thank you for leaving the comments.


  3. Dear Miriam,

    I really enjoyed reading your post. It sure sounds like you have a wonderful time. Hurricane Harbour sounds like a wonderful fun place to visit.

    I'm not a water slide person however when I was a lot younger I did enjoy the water slides back then.
    When we go on our summer holiday where we stay they have a huge water slide and I am always amazed at how many people just love it.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful time you had with your family and friends Miriam.
    Take care. I know your summer holidays will be here soon so enjoy.

    Cheers AA :)


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