Life is a Roller-Coaster, Enjoy the Ride!

August 7, 2009 at 12:24 am 2 comments


Yesterday was family picnic day at Elitch Gardens in Denver for Frontier Airline pilots and of course, their families! Courtesy of the Frontier Pilots Association (FAPA). Great food, music, balloon artists and face painting made for a great start to an afternoon that was all about the kid in all of us.

IMG_1934But, first, many of us were curious to hear from the union president about the status of Frontier pilot’s jobs. It was thought that there would be a formal announcement since he had just flown in that morning from talks over the weekend with the Southwest Airlines pilot’s union. It was probably for the best that they decided to keep it just a family picnic rather than a union meeting and refrain from speeches.

As light as the atmosphere was, this didn’t stop the buzz among attendees as the auction of the airline to either Republic Airways or Southwest Airlines draws nearer. Neither did it keep pilots from approaching both of the union reps personally to get the latest. Before heading off to the kiddie coasters, we did the same, with the hopes that knowing what they knew could possibly make the rest of our afternoon just a little bit more carefree. It did. While nothing is in writing yet, we were assured that regardless of who is the highest bidder, all pilot jobs were secure.

IMG_1932From there on out, it was all about Reagan. Actually, when is it ever not all about Reagan? She had the time of her life riding her very first roller-coaster, dancing with “Bob the Builder” and climbing up the five-story treehouse, Hook’s Lagoon at the most fabulous waterpark I’ve ever seen. While hubby napped on a lounge chair in the shade, Reagan and I made a splash on the water slides.

No trip to an amusement park is complete without a ride on the Ferris Wheel and there is where our day ended. Not five minutes after being buckled into her car seat, Reagan slipped quietly into slumberland. She made no complaints when we laid her down to sleep early that night upon returning home, leaving Danny and I to enjoy one extra hour of evening time together. Our reward for a day well spent showing Reagan that while life is a roller-coaster, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the ride!

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  • 1. Tim  |  August 11, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    So glad his job is safe!

    Great post! Loved the pics of Reagan.

    Hope your having a good week!

    Love and Prayers,


  • 2. Alisa  |  August 14, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Glad to hear it! (ALL of it.) Reagan is growing up so fast!! I have to get out there and see you guys.


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