Throwing caution to the wind (and Brett's refusal to just sit calmly by a normal pool or beach) we headed a mere 38 miles south of Albany to East Durham, New York to the Zoom Flume water park. And it just kept getting cloudier and cloudier as we drove higher into the northern Catskill mountains. By the time we made it there, it was only raining a little.
Touted as New York's #1 Family Water Park, the Zoom Flume is a pretty good bang for your buck as far as local, small water parks go. With our $2 off coupons printed from the park's website, our admission was $23 per person and the park allowed you to bring in coolers so we packed our lunch according to our new mean diet. But don't count on any of the 12-year-old lifeguards saving your life there. We saw more than just a few texting away rather than keeping their eyes on the youngsters in the pools. Good thing we already knew how to swim.
Here's the highlight reel: