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Man Plans, God Laughs, Dan Laughs Louder & Goes To @WWKPark…

August 21, 2011 2 comments

…and then gets rained on and cold as God smites him for laughing. Sorry God, the Yiddish Proverb was totally right.

I totally did go to Wild Water Kingdom today. Even though it got really cold and started raining like crazy in the early afternoon. I have the Foursquare check-in to prove it too! http://4sq.com/n9xV8x

When it cleared up a bit in North York today and it looked awesomely sunny in the west (Wild Water Kingdom is to the west of where I live) and the dark, ominous clouds all looked to be heading east I figured I’d go on the adventure of hoping the sunny weather would hold. Read more…

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So, Wild Water Kingdom Didn’t Happen…But I’m Going Soon!

August 17, 2011 1 comment

Frowny Face with FAIL stamp via http://scottcowley.posterous.comwhat-i-wish-i-knew-about-fitness-three-months

I have good news and bad news.

The bad news first: I was wrong when I told you yesterday that I’d be going to Wild Water Kingdom today. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my and their control the friends I was slated to go with all were forced to bail at the last minute. I feel bad that I told you guys something would happen that didn’t come true but as the Yiddish proverb paraphrased from Psalms verse 33:10 (see below for quoted verse”) says: “מענטש טראַכט, גאָט לאַכט.” Am I right? What? You can’t read Hebrew letters? Oh, well then that actually says “Mentsch tracht, Gott lacht.” Oh, come on! You don’t speak Yiddish? (Neither do I, much to the chagrin of my grandmother) it translates as:

“Man plans, God laughs.”

The GOOD news now: I am still totally going to be going to Wild Water Kingdom only it will be this weekend as opposed to having gone today. I will be sure to keep all y’all updated on my adventures to the Watery Kingdom in Brampton as soon as I go!

And, in searching for the above graphic which I found at http://scottcowley.posterous.com/ I also found while doing my Google Image Search this awesome image below at http://www.shoppedornot.com/?p=3096. I am sure I am going to find a way to use it at some point. Also, what do you think? Shopped? Or not? I think it is TOTALLY shopped.

frowny face in beer glass shopped or not via http://www.shoppedornot.com/?p=3096


Image Links & Bible Quote:

Frowny Face with FAIL stamp via http://scottcowley.posterous.com/what-i-wish-i-knew-about-fitness-three-months

Psalms verse 33:10 “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.”

Frowny face in beer glass shopped or not via http://www.shoppedornot.com/?p=3096

Tomorrow I Will Be A Wild Water King At Wild Water Kingdom @WWKPark!

August 16, 2011 2 comments

Tomorrow, I am going to be checking out Wild Water Kingdom with some friends at the invitation of the generous folks over at Wild Water Kingdom. The water park was for years Canada’s largest water park coming in at a massive 100 acres which makes me tremble with glee and excitement of the day ahead for us tomorrow. Those 100 acres hold a variety of attractions including water slides, a wave pool, and lazy rivers (as well as a variety of kids’ pools which we will not be visiting) all fully listed here and all, I’ve been assured, involving tons of wet, watery fun!

I have to figure out what I am going to do with my cell phone when I go so I can take pictures and yet still keep it dry. Maybe, I’ll buy one of those disposable waterproof cameras tomorrow. I also got to look into whether they’ll let me take one of those (or a cell phone) down the slides. Somehow I think I am not going to be getting many pictures tomorrow though.

I haven’t been to Wild Water Kingdom in many years and, in fact, can’t even remember when I was last. I definitely used to go with my parents and when I was in camp. In fact, if I recall correctly, it was one of my camps staple locations to go to – the camp I went to as a kid took us to pretty much the same trips every summer – because who doesn’t like a good day in a water park during the summer?

Check out the map below for an idea of how big this place is – it looks epic. Did I mention that it has non-swimming activities – I know, I was taken aback at first too because it is a “Water Kingdom” – and they include a climbing wall, TWO mini-golf aka putt-putt courses, and a number of bars and cafeterias you can check out the non-water attractions here and the list of bars and cafeterias here. I already know I will be making a trip to “The Royal Terrace” for their “Tidal Wave Funnel Cakes” because what is a day at a water park (or any outdoor park) without funnel cakes?!?!?!

Key for the map/guide above can be found at http://www.wildwaterkingdom.com/our-park/park-guide.html

The park is fairly close to Toronto, just north of Pearson Airport in Brampton and about a 25 minute drive from North York where I live. It is possible to get to them via public transit and it seems that GO Transit is the way to go as it is too far out of Toronto to be serviced by the TTC. If you want to find them on the interwebs check out their website at WildWaterKingdom.com or on Facebook they’re at Facebook.com/WildWaterKingdom while on Twitter they’re @WWKPark, and they even have their own YouTube Channel with (as of this writing) 27 videos of fun in the sun at Wild Water Kingdom.

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