saturday, may 9th. darric took madi to silvestri at 4:45 am. at 5:00, the three buses left for california. madi sat next to hannah to and from magic mountain. they stopped in barstow at 8:20. madi sent me a picture of the snack she picked. that's my girl.
at 10:23, i received another text that they had arrived.
rides she rode... batman, buccaneer, full throttle, gold rusher, lex luther: drop of doom, road runner express, roaring rapids (they got soaked on this one), the flash: speed force, the riddler's revenge, tidal wave and wonder woman: lasso of truth (she was pretty dang brave. i probably would have only gone on one of those rides.)
friends she rode with... hannah and mckiah
food she ate... some of mckiah's chili cheese fries
items she bought... a souvenir cup, a cape (because all the 8th graders were supposed to buy one so they could wear it to school on monday) a pair of shoes, a shirt and some lace shorts. (for some reason she likes to buy clothes on these trips)
they left the park at 7:00 and headed back to vegas. just after 11:00, madi sent darric this text... our bus is broke. the mechanic is on their way. i really don't know what in the world we are doing. you may have to come get me here. the mechanic was coming from north las vegas. it was faster for me and darric to just go out there and get her, so that's what we did. we stopped for a drink and jumped on the freeway. we got rained on for a little while. about an hour later, we found an overpass (halloran summit road) that was just after the truck stop they were at. (the "find my friends" app came in handy tonight) if we would have driven another 5 minutes, we would have been in baker. we brought madi's friend, hannah home with us. i think they were more tired than we were because there was some snoring coming from the backseat before we got back into town.