16 June 2010

Hershey Park

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On Monday Tom and I both took the day off to spend some time at Hershey Park. It was my first trip and I was super excited because I'd heard so many fun things about it. It did not disappoint! Mostly we walked around and people watched and rode a few rides; the ferris wheel, the swings, the old-timey cars. Tom doesn't really do roller coasters but he was a real trooper and rode the Comet with me. Like I said before, I'm a bit of a roller coaster junkie and Hershey Park has a ton of them, but I only rode the Comet and the Storm Chaser. Whoa... the Storm Chaser. Let's just say I had no idea what I was getting myself into with that one. It shoots you like a rocket from 0 to 72 mph in two seconds! Then up 18 stories, then straight back down. Then a loop and some barrel rolls. Then I thought I was going to pass out. Seriously, my hands were numb when I got off the ride!

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After that, I was all roller-coastered out so we ate a nutritious lunch of cheese fries and funnel cakes and headed over to Chocolate World. It was all I expected it to be! It's mostly a super corny ride complete with creepy animatronic cows singing about the virtues of milk chocolate. Then they let you off into a huge gift shop filled to the brim with every sort of chocolate treat you can think of. On our way out, we were stopped by a guy that asked us a few strange questions and then told us we had been chosen to do a secret taste test of a new product! That pretty much made my day. We were escorted to a back room and given saltine crackers and water to eat to cleanse our palette. Then we had to eat a new kind of chocolate and give our feedback. It was really good!

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26 comments:

Mandi said...

I'm afraid I don't do very well on rides either. Oh but I wish I did, they always look like such fun!
(love your outfit, by the way! Of course.)

jamie said...

Sounds like a good day to me.

tess said...

oo I love hershey park, haven't been in a few years, but they have some fun rides! I love the dueling wooden coasters and the Great Bear, footless coaster, so fun!

Kelly's Joie de Vivre said...

I LOVE Hershey Park, my friends and I used to go camping on their campground every year right after school let out, wow we had a ball! Next time you go check out the Lightning Racers, that's such a fun ride!

anja louise said...

Fun!! We just had the Rose Festival in Portland and I totally missed out on the ferris wheel... bummmerrr! Maybe next time. Is your outfit a romper? I like the mellow stripes!

Christina said...

Went to Hershey a couple of summers ago with the beau. It was lots of fun but we never went to the park. We might have to go back.

Laura Elaine said...

This was such a delightful post! Tom looks like about the happiest guy on earth in these shots :) That is so cool about tasting the chocolate too - and in Hershey! How apropos!
I remember I did a taste test my freshman year of college for $25 - a fortune then! We weren't lucky enough to get chocolate though - we got a new flavor of Corn Nuts that was positively dreadful. All in the name of science I guess...

Mouse said...

Now I wish I had gone to Hershey Park when I lived in PA! (not to mention, did more thrift/vintage shopping) You two look like you had a ton of fun. Love amusement parks.

Carys said...

Lovely pictures, looks like so much fun!!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Delightfully Tacky said...

Cutest pictures ever!! Loving both of your aviators. haha!

danielle said...

I love Hershey Park. We went each summer we lived in Philadelphia.
Love your jumper!

Zoƫ said...

what a cute couple you are and these rides look insane! i love the gaudiness of theme parks, makes me feel like a kid again!

jadie said...

the storm chaser! that was my very first rollercoaster that my boyfriend tricked me into gong on. i had no idea what i was getting myself into, but loved it so much we rode it several times that day!

Justice Pirate said...

So many people go there! i have yet to go. Looksl ike so much fun!! love the romper.

gorgeousclara said...

loooove the outfit

Q's Daydream said...

looks like such a blast!
Love your romper :o)

Lexie, Little Boat said...

oh my gosh this is the most precious post! you & tom are all kinds of adorbz. and a chocolate theme park?? sounds like heaven to me.

kelly ann said...

i love those first two photos a lot! :)

Fabiola "Fab" said...

I love the name along! looks like fun!

Melissa said...

i know it's not very fashion-y but you look so cute when you smile!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oh this looks so amazing!!

Jess Loves Fred said...

Gorgeous photos, it looks like you had a tonne of fun!

Jenni said...

Sounds like the best day ever! I love amusement parks.

MarieBayArea said...

looks like such fun! i love theme parks and attractions. your playsuit is outstanding.

Emily Kyle said...

It is nice to see you in my own stomping grounds. I worked at the park the last few summers on the costumes, it is so nice to see you there having fun. Amazing photos! Going there next weekend. hope i have as much fun as you did.

Ollie Otson said...

Sounds like so much fun. You two look adorable!

I don't know if I would have followed the creepy guy asking creepy questions into a back room, though. Sounds too horror story for me, but then again, it was for chocolate...