Q: Sean, did you enjoy the amusement park?
Q: So what did you do first, or like best?
Sean: Well, basically there was the River Blast. When you were on the boat, you got to shoot a bunch of targets with water -- this water cannon, and really soak them! And then when you're not on the boat, you blast them!
Q: So everybody gets soaked? That must have felt good on a hot day like this!
Sean: Basically, yeah. And the River Ride was the same.
Tess: About six riders sit in each raft and ride over several rapids. Everyone gets completely soaked, so we did it together twice -- because, already soaked so why not?
Q: Sounds perfect for the day! Anything else?
Sean: Not really.
Tess: Except the glassblowers and the blacksmith.
Sean: Yeah, the glassblowers were cool!
Q: Aren't glassblowers usually pretty hot?
Sean: Yeah, but they were cool, too.
Tess: Did you want to show Grandpa the souvenir you got?
Q: Wow, that is great! "To go where no man has gone before"? (A simple brass wire and plate model of the Starship Enterprise.)
Sean: Right into the blacksmith's forge.
Tess: And then there were the twisted potatoes ...
Q: I've never heard of that!
Sean: Yeah! The potato was cut in a spiral and wrapped around a stick. It was really good!
Tess: The ones wrapped around a hot dog were a crowd pleaser (nodding in the direction of the "crowd").
Q: Did you ride any of the roller coasters?
Sean: Yeah, but just one. It wasn't much fun for me ...
Tess: The Thunderation roller coaster.
Sean: ... so I didn't do any more.
Q: I'm with you there.
Sean: And we rode on a log, and Mom got really soaked!
Tess: There were only two of us, so they put us at the back ... and I was in back of Sean. So, drenched.
Q: Hearing a common theme here.
Tess: Felt good on a day like this, too.
Sean: There was one other ride that took you down into a dark hole on a train, and at the end they dump a lot of water on you. It was the best!
Tess: It's called Fire in the Hole, sort of a mix of railroad bandits, dioramas, and dropping off hidden ledges in the dark. It's Will's favorite.
Sean: And at the end they yell "Fire in the Hole!" and dump a lot of water on you!
Q: So, City Museum yesterday and Silver Dollar City today. If you had to choose just one, where would you go -- or is that just a silly question?
Sean: It's a silly question, you have to go to both!
Q: Great advice, thank you both for your report!
Sean: One more thing, can i tell you a joke?
Q: Okay, I'm ready.
Sean: Where do pencils go when they go on vacation?
Q: I couldn't begin to guess.
Sean: Pencilvania, of course!