Tuesday, August 26, 2014

So, About That Monday...

Yeah, about that... Well, here's the thing. We took a long weekend and brought the kids to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. We figured it was a good way to get the kids more interested in the area, and two days in an amusement park second only to Six Flags New Jersey (this is high praise, the kids tell me) appears to have helped.

We managed to hit all five of the big roller coasters multiple times in two days, and the children seem to have had a good time. That, of course, means that they fought a *little* less than usual, but as we've come to realize with our kids, we take the little victories.

The funny part about going to Busch Gardens is that I was here when I was a teenager. A friend of mine that I worked with at the local supermarket attended East Carolina University, and asked if I wanted to road trip down to help him move back in. I had time off, sounded like fun, so off we went on a road trip. It's pretty amazing, all things considered, but the single biggest memory I have from the trip is learning to drive a standard transmission (in a Mazda B2000 pickup) on the New Jersey Turnpike, with the toll booths every 20 feet...

Good times, good times...

That is all.


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8 comments:

libertyman said...

Ah yes, the NJ tolls.

Another compelling reason to never go to New Jersey.

Anonymous said...

Garden State Parkway was the one with the tolls every 10 miles. We used to throw the token over the top of the car into the basket as a challenge.

Gerry

Old NFO said...

That's a helluva place to learn... did the clutch survive??? :-)

Anonymous said...

Next time you hit central VA, take the kids to Kings Dominion. Roller Coasters out the wazoo, way more (and better) than Busch Gardens.

Hafnhaf said...

and you didnt even stop in to say hi. i'm hurt...

glad you had fun. come on back and spend more money/keep our taxes low...

Cargosquid said...

I second Anon.

Hit Kings Dominion and also let us know when you're coming down. We might buy you a beer while in town.
I'm only 20 minutes away from Kings Dominion.

They have MUCH better roller coasters.

Anonymous said...

I was there too - If I'd known, I'd have bought you a pint.
Sure I just lurk, but it's pretty good free ice cream...
- Hammerbach

Jay G said...

Oh, no worries. King's Dominion is on the list for next year. KD is actually a bit closer (a wee bit under 2 hours compared to nearly 3 for BG).

In the same trip to ECU, we also hit King's Dominon. And VA Beach.

It was a great trip, and I hope TheBoy (and BabyGirl G) gets to make a similar one some day...