Last weekend the four of us and Rich and Sharon headed to Six Flags to spend the day with the Sacramento Kings. As a treat to all the FAITHFUL KINGS SEASON TICKET HOLDERS, the Maloof's coughed up some major coin and pretty much bought out Six Flags for the day to treat all the ticket holders who are braving these not-so-happy times at Arco. So, braving the wet forecast, we headed for Marine World in hopes to see some animals and maybe some Kings players who were going to be there.
When we got there, the weather was misty with on and off sprinkles. It actually wasn't bad at all. We headed for the animals first off because Ryan was pretty excited to see them. The great part about the closed park to the public, is that it was VERY QUIET and there was hardly anyone there....however, we were the crazy people wearing ponchos and carting golf sized umbrellas prepared for a monsoon. As we made our way through the park, a lot of the animals were not out due to the weather. It was the day after the opening day at the park for the season and you could tell all of the employees were ready for questions, just begging us to quiz them on the animals. So we asked, "Where are the tigers?" and the sweet young lady who could tell us probably more than we ever wanted or needed to know about tigers replied, "Well, they are cats and cats don't like the rain." Alrighty then.
As we made our way through the park, the weather unfortunately got worse. The rain started to come down harder and the wind was getting worse. As we were trying to make the best of our free day of fun, it was clear to us that our time was going to be cut short. The good news is the park officials felt the same and we heard them come over the loud speaker and say that they were going to close earlier than expected and that the Kings would "make it up to us" at a later date. So, stay tuned.
We mostly took video of the day, but here are a few pictures from our day.