Boyne City

Hiya, ya’ll! Just felt like typing that.

We went to Avalanche Bay in Boyne City for my fourteenth birthday. I wanted to go to a water park for my birthday. We were going to go to Great Wolf Lodge, but a friend told my mom that I was going to be bored there. So we decided to go to Avalanche Bay instead. It was the second time we had been there. Harrison and I were really hoping that the owner had put conveyor belts in to take the tubes up the four flights of stairs, but nothing had changed. Oh well. Get those muscles (or lack thereof in my case) pumping!

Harrison and I took of. We headed out to The Toilet Bowl. I was not going to waste half of my time being scared of it like I had the first time. The line wasn’t very long, but it did stretch down onto the fourth staircase. However, brothers and sisters tend to talk, so the time didn’t take very long. It was very fun.

The other slide that was up by The Toilet Bowl was called The Super ‘G’ but was renamed by everybody The Outside Slide. I liked all it’s twists and turns, but it didn’t build up as much adrenaline in my veins as the Toilet Bowl did.

Another thing that was a big one for our family was the Mat Racers. You also had to walk up millions of stairs, but the mats were much lighter then the tubes were. Mat racing was fun, but I didn’t like racing with Daddy in the lane beside me, because his feet sort of dragged in the water and splattered me in the face.

Mommy and I raced on the slides in the Splasherhorn. I won. I always do, and I don’t know why.

In a regular swimming part of the park, I wanted Harrison to play HORSE with me. HORSE is a game like basketball, and there were basketball hoops and floating basketballs. However, he vetoed (because I would beat him and he knows it ;) ).

We ate at Avalanche Bay, too. We got complimentary lemonade because my meal took so long to get.

I met a friend at Avalanche Bay. I gave her my e-mail address when we left. We liked to race on the Mat Racers, or Carpets as she called them.

I liked going to Avalanche Bay.

Busy Campground

Busy Campground

Lots of High School Students

Lots of High School Students

Rainy Day? Head to a waterpark. Wait..

Rainy Day? Head to a waterpark. Wait..

Did we mention the park was cram-packed?

Did we mention the park was cram-packed?

We've never camped where people put their trailers so close to the road.

We've never camped where people put their trailers so close to the road.

Waterpark fun

Waterpark fun

Storybird in the Lazy River

Storybird in the Lazy River

Hammin' it

Hammin' it

Big Dutch feet finally pay off

Big Dutch feet finally pay off

My partner for a few minutes.

My partner for a few minutes.

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3 Comments Boyne City

  1. Picture of Sue SalSue SalAugust 24, 2012

    Looks like a great place - I’m so glad you had fun for your birthday!

  2. Picture of BoyinkBoyinkAugust 27, 2012

    We had fun at Avalanche Bay. It took a few days to recover. Young State Park, on the other hand, was a no-repeat. I can’t believe they let the park get that crowded (with HS running teams etc).  Facilities are aging (only two showers etc), narrow roads, and people who like to put their trailers sideways across the site and right next to the road.  I had to have a car moved just to back my trailer in.

  3. Picture of CrissaCrissaAugust 27, 2012

    Can’t say that I really enjoyed our stay at the campground, but I did find East Jordan to be a nice town. The Farmer’s Market was wonderful, the laundromat was clean, and the grocery store was handy.

    Our day at Avalanche Bay was enjoyable. I’m not usually a wear-a-bathing-suit-all-day-and-play-in-the-water kind of gal. But, I really had a lot of fun that day.

    Thanks, Storybird, for being patient and waiting a few weeks for your birthday experience.

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