Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ride em while we got em

It's the end of an era! The Balboa Fun Zone is going through some changes.

As of January 1, 2006 the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum became the new landlords and they plan to remove the bumper cars, the "dark scary ride" and a few other landmarks. Have you even been on the "dark scary ride?" I have, and I can assure you that it is both dark and scary. Go now before they rip it out in September.

Or better yet, why don't you buy it? What's a mere $65k between friends? If scary isn't your bag, how about the good old bumper cars? For only $130k, all the nostalgia can be yours. Clink (Erik's rad word) the photo below to see what else you can waste your 401k on.

I have spent many summer nights hanging out there as a kid and as an adult. Lots of good memories there. Shane and Fiona had there wedding reception at the Balboa Pavilion. That was such a rocking good time! It's so sad that they are getting rid of a lot of the rides. But at least the ferris wheel is staying since it's on a 30 year lease. I have no idea how far along into that they are, but it's not going to be any time in the immediate future.

Matt and I have an appointment with our photographer to do our "engagement photo" in a couple weeks. You know the one. Where the couple that is about to get married is walking hand in hand on the beach wearing matching outfits, usually white shirts and blue jeans. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that. Nothing at all. In fact, we are planning on taking our photo's on the beach. As cheesy as it may sound, I love the beach and the waves crashing and the sun setting etc.

But there will be no matching outfits. Again, there's nothing wrong with that, it's just not us. I want to take some photos on the beach, and the rest at the fun zone. It would be pretty rad to get some photos on the bumper cars before they're gone. The only bummer is that now it's summer and all the kids are out of school and running around...rubbing it in our faces that they don't have to work and we do. Punk asses.

Well, we could give it a try at least. But we will be dresses as ourselves. I guess you'll see the photo we pick if you're coming to the wedding. Do you think a shot of us making out on the Dark and Scary ride would be inappropriate?


At 11:02 PM, Blogger Erik said...


At 8:05 AM, Blogger Gina said...

are you saying to no to the fun zone losing some of it's rides or that matt and i are doing engagement photos? lol!

At 6:23 PM, Blogger Erik said...

LOL, sorry, I was saying nooooo to the fun zone losing rides. It made me sad.

But I say a big YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS to your engagement photos. THAT is something I can support whole-heartedly.

At 7:56 AM, Blogger Gina said...

oh, ok. Phew! Now that i have your support, I can do it with ease:) Thanks babe!


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