Sunday, August 3, 2014
Amusement Parks. Not really fun when you're an adult. Unless, of course, you like standing in line for 1+ hours for every ride. Yet this is how we spent a Saturday at Hershey Park for J's family reunion. In hindsight, it would've been best to get an evening pass for Friday night and spent all day Saturday tubing down a river. Write that down. Do not go to Hershey Park on a Saturday. Of course, one of those "Fast Track" passes that let you skip all the lines would've solved this problem, but I find them ethically reprehensible. Something about training children from an early age that people with money are above all us riffraff standing in lines like cattle. I don't know, it just doesn't seem like something we should be teaching kids in an amusement park.
On the bright side, the Hershey Chocolate World (aka the "Factory"/giant gift shop) has added a few attractions since I was last there 15 years ago. We designed our own chocolate bars and labels, and there was also a chocolate tasting experience that we passed on. 'Had to save room to buy our weight in macadamia nut, coconut, and cookies 'n cream Hershey Kisses.
Other than Saturday afternoon, it was a pleasant experience. Food and games with family members J hasn't seen in 25 years. Watching facial expressions change when you explain that you've been dating 4.5 years. General lazing about in the hotel pool. Escape from dissertation madness. A good weekend.