Either last summer or the summer prior to that I went to Michigan's Adventure with Funny Girl, Anne and our kids.We were having a great time riding the rides and hanging out together.
We had been riding some of the roller coasters and decided to go on the Wild Cat which is an older, wooden roller coaster.We got in line and waited our turn.
I got into a seat with Devon and started to buckle my seat belt. It wouldn't buckle.I twisted this way and that way trying to get the damn buckle into the slot and nothing would work.
I was wedged in so tightly (there was a divider between the seats) that I could barely get my fingers in there to try and maneuver the belt.Finally, I was informed that I had to get off of the ride if I couldn't buckle the belt.
Mortified, I got off of the ride and had to stand on the other side, across from the other people in line and wait for the ride to finish so that I could get off with my party.
I stood there for what seemed like the longest roller coaster ride in the world until it finally rolled back into the loading and unloading area and my friends and son got off.
That was the first time that my weight had prevented me from doing something with my friends and family.
By the end of this summer, I am going to go back to Michigan's Adventure, ride that damn ride and smile the whole way.