The day at Six Flags yesterday was an enjoyable and a good one.
When we left Effingham it was raining the entire way down. I checked the forecast for St. Louis before leaving: 40-60% of thunderstorms all day. I wondered what we would do all day long in the rain.
Recently, the high school acquired a school bus type of vehicle that runs and rides very well, but seems to need a bit of work. There are two escape hatches in the ceiling, both of which have a small leak in them. The students - bright as ever - devised a very clever way to resolve the problem: they opened up an umbrella and attached it upside down to the hatch! I have a picture of that somewhere...
When we arrived at the park it was still raining a bit and it sprinkled for a couple of hours, but all in all it wasn't too bad. We stayed at the park from just after 10:00 a.m. until just before 6:00 p.m. and this priest is still a little tired fromt that. So were the students. By 5:00, all but one were more than ready to head home.
I'm happy to say my cold is well on the way out - it gave me no trouble at all yesterday - and by Monday morning I'm hopeful it will be gone. This may be the fastest cold I've had in years.
Today will be a very light blogging day - if at all - as I compose the homily for the weekend, grade papers, hear confessions, celebrate two Masses (6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.), baptize a baby, and then attend the dinner for prom. Oh, and begin packing.
I know some of you are dying to know if I rode any rides so I'll not hold you in suspense any longer: I did, some sort of a mine car thing that looked to be the calmest ride. I enjoyed it not at all. A group of us also played bumper cars; that I enjoyed very much.