With the summer coming to a quick close, Hubby and I decided to spend this past weekend as a family taking day trips. Luckily all the rain we received in June allowed the money tree in our back yard to sprout abundantly!........NOT!
All I have to say is Holy Crap! I felt like VanWinkle just awakening from a long nap only to find that everything had doubled in price. Saturday was spent at Hershey Park. We began by paying for parking. When we finally made it to the front gate, I probably would have let out another "Holy Crap," but I was able to buy my tickets through our township and receive a discount.
But the real shocker was lunch time. There were 2 adults and 2 children. The total came to $50. That's right, I said $50. Here's the real surprise: We ordered popcorn chicken, french fries and drinks.
Now I will admit, a crucial mistake on my part may have sent the price into unknown territory. See, I was placing the order when Hubby came up and asked for a mug of root beer. At least that is what I heard. I didn't know why he wanted one of those stupid souvenir cups that are impossible to fit in any kitchen cabinet, but rather than questioning him, I placed the order.
So I return to the table only to find Hubby giving me a funny look. "Why did you order me one of those?" he asked.
"You asked me to," I said. "You wanted a mug of root beer."
"No I didn't," he says. "I wanted Mug Root beer."
"Who calls it Mug Root beer?" I ask.
"That's the name on the label," he said.
"But no one ever asks for a bottle of Stewart's Root beer, do they?" I question.
We both laugh. A simple mistake has once again led to poverty. Back home that night, we send the children to the backyard to pick from the money tree again....NOT!
The next day we head to Morey's Pier in Wildwood. Once again we were lucky enough to get discount tickets... thanks Connie! Unfortunately, getting through the gates proved to be one of the cheaper parts of our day. After lunch (only $40. that day), there were still games, dinner, ice cream and parking.
If I sound like I'm complaining, I'm really not. We had a wonderful time, and sometimes, no matter how much money it may cost; a weekend with your family is worth it all.