A Bucket List Day at Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott's Berry Farm roller coasterWe’ve been to Knott’s Berry Farm a number of times now, but we always fight traffic to drive up on the weekend and deal with lines and crowds. It stresses us rather than creating an amazing day with lasting memories. We wanted to experience Knott’s in a bucket list way with minimal guests in the park, minimal hassle to get there, and maximum fun all around. We planned the perfect Knott’s day including an over night stay at Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, dining at the best restaurants, and a visit during the slowest day of the week, Monday. It paid off tenfold and we had the best day at Knott’s Berry Farm yet.  Continue reading

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My Bucketlist Crosses with My Sister’s at Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott's Berry Farm - Roller Coaster Ride

My sister, Gabriella, is only 12 years old. (I know; my parents are crazy!) The best part about having such a younger sibling, though, is that I get to be part of a lot of her “firsts”. I took her on her first camping trip, I helped her catch her first fish, I took her on her first plane ride, I rode with her on her first water slide, and most recently I sat next to her on her first roller coaster ride. Last weekend at Knott’s Berry Farm, her bucketlist crossed with mine as we braved the ancient mysteries of the Temple of the Jaguar. Our journey took us high above, and through, the other rides and attractions of the park. I crossed off making someone else’s bucketlist dream come true (don’t worry, I still have plans on making it happen for others as well) and she crossed off riding a roller coaster.  Continue reading

Thrill Capital of the Southeast – Carowinds Amusement Park

Extreme adventure = thrill time Carowinds Amusement Park
Skydiving free-fall = roughly 1 minute
Bungee jumping = roughly 10 seconds
Base jumping = roughly 20 seconds
Theme parks = a full day of “peaks”
13 coasters + 1 park + none stop adventure = Carowinds Amusement Park  Continue reading

Shooting for Adventure – Sling Shot USA

Adrenaline fueled adventure is like a drug. Once you start experiencing extreme adventure, Sling Shot USA Virginia Beachit gets in your veins and you crave it. When you see a picture of someone skydiving, you want to be in the sky. When you see white water, you long to be riding it. When you stand on the top floor of a tall building, your thoughts are about jumping off of it or rappelling down it.

My name is Lesley Carter and I am an adventure addict! Continue reading