Monday, July 14, 2014

TWTW

1. Friday night Coach Bingo with my oldest friend Jen and her college roommate Lauren. No bag winners (Jen won a basket) but it was a good time nonetheless!
2. Saturday morning I ran around like a loon doing errands before we hit the road for Hersheypark at 1. We arrived at 3 after the rain stopped, rode four roller coasters (FahrenheitThe Comet,  Sooperdooperlooper, and Great Bear) and Tilt-a-Whirl, and had a great day together. 
I always think the merry go round is the prettiest ride, don't you? Even with an iPhone camera at dusk she's a beaut.
I love Hersheypark - not too too crowded, not too big, and hello they have a Dunkin Donuts at the exit. Winner winner chicken dinner. I really love roller coasters, but amusement parks are home to many things I hate in life - lines, pushy assholes, claustrophobic situations when people cannot give space in aforementioned lines, littering, and B.O. That being said Hersheypark is a good option for me and my manias.
3. We walked right over to Hersheypark Stadium to see Bruno Mars. What a great show full of so much energy. Bruno and his people are excellent entertainers. 
4. One of my favorite things about amusement parks and concerts - people watching.
     A - Tons of bad line etiquette everywhere. 
     B - MFD was entranced by this epicly bad man tank.
     C - 1991 called. It wants its Chicago Bulls and UNLV gear back. 
     D - I loved this shirt, and this girl asked to make a call on my phone so I swapped it for a pic.
     E - Concert t-shirts worn at the concert. 
     F - MFD cheered for this kid's sweatshirt as he came up the stairs at the concert. Every man surrounding            us wanted it.
5. The ride home late at night was rough and I didn't get to bed until 3. The shower I took before bed was one of the best ever because amusement parks are GROSS. Thanks to the super moon for making a dark ride home lighter. Sorry for the shitty iPhone pic.
6. Weekly food prep - green peppers and watermelon for snacks, mozz and tomatoes, a big pot of sauce with sweet and hot sausage and meatballs, and egg muffins with broccoli, green onion, and cheese. Lunch is PB&J on whole wheat, I only need it for three days this week.
7. My brother-in-law & his girlfriend visited Sunday, as did my inlaws. Otherwise aside from food prep I laid on the couch all day because Saturday wore me out. 
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On Mondays I'm doing a picture linkup with Kelli at Just Beachy. If you'd like to participate, here are the prompts through July. This is my photo for the prompt cold. Ice Ice Baby
Take heed, cause I'm a lyrical poet. Miami's on the scene just in case you didn't know it.
Another fabulous weekend in the books! What about you?
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40 comments:

  1. Looks like a great park. Having Dunks at the end is genius. The people watching is the best part about any crowded venue, more so just for laughs so you don't punch anyone! ;) Loving the food prep eye candy. Noms! My butt was parked on the couch watching Hallmark Christmas movies, I have no one to blame but myself!

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  2. Great blog post. Love the idea of Hershey park, only ride that I do is the carousel. Just the mention of the tilt o whirl had me feeling nauseous.

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  3. omg that sweatshirt. I can see why MFD cheered!

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  4. Dammit Stephanie, now I *really* want an Icee.

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  5. We were supposed to go to Hershey Park next month but now we're not. I consider reading this and looking at your pictures an acceptable substitute.

    I really want to play bingo.

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  6. your pics about people watching are my fave! that sweatshirt is possibly the best thing ever.

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  7. The super moon looked divine. It's good luck and on a perfect day for you and Mike Doyle. The merry-go-round is the only ride that I can go on that goes around, plus the horse is my totem, I love horses, so there is that, too. That shower must have felt marvelous after your day at the amusement park. Another very nice weekend for you.
    #weekendsarethebest #letsgetoutofthesoup #humid
    Love your MOMMA

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  8. I went to Hershey Park when I was little! My parents took us on our way to visit familiy one year! I really enjoyed it because hello CHOCOLATE!

    And that sweatshirt! Hilarious!

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  9. Similar things I also did this weekend: went to an amusement park and made a huge pot of sauce. LOL..Looks like a great weekend! I am still so jealous you have coach bingo!

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  10. I NEED THAT SWEATSHIRT. why is it that as we age, we LOVE sweatshirts or shirts that are ten levels of hideous??

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  11. Hershey Park looks like a fun place and lucky you got to see Bruno Mars!! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

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  12. The fact that a sweatshirt can be worn in July still amazes me... and that was a good one. Sounds like a great day but you are a far better woman than I for getting on roller coasters - the thought of them now makes me nauseous!

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  13. Hershey Park is the best! We always have to do the factory tour at the end to get the free chocolate. And when I was a kid, it was super exciting to measure myself with the candy height limits at the front. Like when I became a Twizzler and my sisters were still Hershey's (or Reese's or whatever the lower height was).

    And somehow I had no idea they had a stadium. Looks like a blast!

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  14. The pictures you took of people's clothes cracked me up! I used to do that in Asia all the time because some of the outfits were just out there and there were touristy things nearby that I pretended to take pics of, but I'm too chicken to do it here in the States because I would die if I got caught. I certainly enjoyed your mash up, though!

    The Sooperdooperlooper was my favorite roller coaster as a kid!

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  15. I love people watching at concerts, music really brings out the freaks.

    Our super moon was mostly hidden by clouds but the few glimpses I got were awesome!

    I like the ice picture, I tried to do ice but it was blurry every single time.

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  16. Bruno Mars is such an entertainer! I'm glad you had fun. I've always wanted to go to Hersheypark! Sesame Street and Crayola are in PA too. We need to take a family vacation out there stat!

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  17. Love the ice pic, but LOVE LOVE LOVE the MFD pic riding the tilt a whirl!

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  18. What a fun weekend!!!! Bruno Mars was in Birmingham a few weeks ago and I wish I would have given it more thought. I would assume he was pretty good live. I had never been to Hershey Park when I lived in PA. Just Idlewild and Kenneywood because we were lame.

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  19. As usual it looks like you had a fantastic (and busy) weekend!

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  20. I'm with you! people watching is the absolute best. and i now need an icee and a dunkins.

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  21. Ditto what Lori said. I used to love the Tilt-o-Whirl when I was a kid but now I can't do spinny rides. I'd love to see Bruno Mars someday, and your post also made me a wee bit sad because it reminded me of the Hershey concert I missed back in March.

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  22. My mom is totally in love with Bruno Mars lol
    I love the photo evidence of your people watching haha.

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  23. Sooooo jealous you guys got to see Bruno Mars!! I heard his show is amazing. You guys crack me up...looks like y'all were little kids all weekend. People watching is the BEST. We were at a water park this weekend and let me tell you...my eyes were wandering all over the place behind my sunglasses. Ha!

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  24. About a million years ago (because I'm old) the sooperdooperlooper was the first roller coaster I rode. In all of their parenting wisdom, my parents bribed me to ride it by promising me a tshirt if I rode. It clearly worked, and I love coasters to this day.

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  25. We went to that concert late last year and his show was SO amazing! Glad to hear you had a great time!

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  26. I love Hershey. We used to go there every summer. After a day out in the summer, a shower would be welcome! I would've talked my husband into a hotel :)

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  27. I so want to visit Hersheypark one day. I LOVE chocolate, so I'd be so happy there.

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  28. One of my favorite family vacations was back in the day when we drove to Hershey, PA and went to the park. My grandfather grew up in the Hershey boy's home so we stopped there too which I was fascinated by as a child.

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  30. Glad it was such an outstanding weekend :) Bruno Mars is definitely an outstanding performer with great energy! I haven't been to Hershey Park as something always turns up to interfere with the plans of doing so. :) Glad you had a great weekend and hope your week goes just as good. Happy Monday Stephanie! -Iva

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  31. Look at your new header up there! Mama likey! (To clarify: I'm "Mama" and I likey.)
    People watching is my favorite. I love that you traded that girl a phone call for a picture! hahahahahahah

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  32. People watching is one of my favorite things to do! You found some great ones lol. The tilt-a-whirl is my favorite ride at fairs ha.

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  33. True story....I am pretty much obsessed with Bingo like I can so see myself being one of those old bitties with 4 cards going at the same time ;-)

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  34. Ok...we are best friends... COKE ICEE!! WHAT!?!?!?! AWESOME! Seriously. I cheered out loud. Hard to find real Coke Icees these days. Looks like y'all had fun. And that guys sweatshirt... sweat shirt? Isn't 100 degrees outside?

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  35. I've actually never been to Hershey Park (and I live in Cleveland!!) What a fun weekend!!!

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  36. Sounds like a great weekend (but all your weekends sound fun) :) I so want to play BINGO! One of my favorite activities is people watching...and that is always good at concerts or amusement parks.

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  37. I love the ride factor of amusement parks but definitely not the lines and not the crowds. So I some up with elaborate strategies of how to figure out the least-busy days...surprisingly, it usually works pretty well! Seriously, though, that sounds like an awesome weekend!

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  38. Love that Do Awesome Things t-shirt! Hershey Park reminds me of The Big E that we have in the fall up here. It's a huge fair with rides and everything, but then they bring in headliners. Love Bruno Mars...he would be a big draw. Looks like you had a great weekend. :-)

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  39. what a fun weekend! hershey isn't super far from us but i've never been. one day!

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  40. I've never been to Hershey Park, but it looks awesome! I bet Bruno Mars was super fun, but I think the people watching may have been the best part.

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