Sunday, April 5, 2015

a day off

Today the farmers took a day off. After morning chores, and returning to the farm before dark to collect eggs, water everything, and make certain doors, lids and covers were opened or closed. In between the care giving on farm, we made a 30 minute drive to HersheyPark.

We studied the map.

Rode the Comet first. It is one first roller coaster I have a memory of riding. Clickity clack wood roller coaster, nice dips, falls, curls and climbs. We told the boys sitting in front of us it was good to yell while riding a coaster, and yell they did!!

We rode the Wild Mouse. I'm not certain why. It has a way of making you feel like you are flying off the edge of the earth, from on high until it suddenly turns a different direction. Is whiplash a possibility?

Fear of heights?! Not your best choice!

Then to a ride I don't remember being on before, and it had lightening in the name and many warnings of dire consequences for anything not attached to you. We waited a good while in this line. There were no small children. And slowly I realized, as the line progressed, that there was not another woman my age in the line. Or on any of the cars that screamed past us. But there were kids, and even when Homer and Claire gave me an out ("just keep walking right through the car") I got on. It was fun! My eyes were closed for 97% of the ride, and I *might have used a few words I would not use in a professional setting, but it was fun!

Then we went to kiddie rides.

7 years ago we went on Easter for the first time. The water park is not open, and there are no shows going, and some of the rides take a number of tries to line up in the correct spot for loading. Homer has been getting a senior citizen discount for a few years but this is the first year for me. What?!
I know I was just in the line for the Comet with my dad and my brother. No, that was 40+ years ago!
Tickled I can be in the park, enjoying a beautiful spring day with my husband and daughter.

And when we hit 70, the double senior citizen discount takes place, and I'm hoping to use it!

Easter marks the real beginning of our growing season. We are planting and weeding daily (not today) and will be full on busy until after Thanksgiving.

And a 30 minute return trip to the farm makes it all possible. 
Its spring, so happy to be able to get out and enjoy!

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