Back from the weekend vacation!
Some quick lessons learned-
1. A little place called Casa Fiesta in Ohio...very, very near the Cedar Point Theme Park...is amazing. So amazing that my husband nearly walked into the kitchen after 4 dos equis beers to compliment the chef on the cooking.
2. Never, ever, EVER try to get to the exact weight limit on any ride. The result is terrifying. We definitely almost flew over the side of a 90 foot waterslide. Not the way I wanted to die, and I am very glad that it turned out the way it did in the end. I will spare you details so you don't have an almost-heart-attack as well.
3. Wooden rollercoasters are both nice and mean to you. They give a lot of those whooshy feelings but they also give you neck pains that flash foward you to your 85th year of life....or so I would imagine.
4. Long car rides are good on the way down and so, so tiring on the way back.
5. Being in "regular life" makes you want vacation. Being on the last day of vacation makes you want the next vacation.
6. There is nothing like an amusement park to remind you that the tattoo parlors of America are alive and kicking...(I have one, as well...but I'm just sayin'...)
7. There is nothing like a rollercoaster to remind you that you haven't been to church in a while.
8. When you are on a rollercoaster and your husband is sitting next to you saying "We're so high up...and not at the top yet...oh my God we're not at the top yet..." while you are closing your eyes and trying to quickly visualize an Indiana Jones-esque escape plan in case there is a glitch in the mechanics while closing your eyes and gripping the metal bars with all you've got....you have to think that's the equivilent to running at least 2 miles at the gym and worthy of some elephant ears or funnel cake or whatever you call those delicious cakey treats.
9. I have realized that "'80s future"is the theme of many rollercoasters in various amusement parks I've been to...and I bet many people can visualize what I mean before I describe what I mean (you know...the flourescent colors, the specific font of writing....the inference that computers will be the next big thing...)
10. When you have that crick in your neck like you're 85 years old and have flash forwarded and have no idea how to solve it without taking an excedrin-do not take that pill directly before bed at 11 p.m. because you will not fall asleep until 2 a.m.....but on the bright side you'll have a rough sketch of what your future might hold, as well as your grandkids, friends, and anyone else who has ever spoken with you in the past ten years....you might even grasp the meaning of life....and then you'll be so tired when you wake up at 8 a.m. after all that walking and realizing you still have that stupid crick that you will forget all of that....but you will remember not to take that excedrin at that time. It's a major no-no.
Thanks for listening, folks!