Okay - yesderday - a couple of observations:
- I know amusement parks are expensive. I understand that. But I find it ridiculous that Six Flags charges the following fees: To purchase your tickets online, at their website, they charge an extra $5. Upon arriving parking is $15 for regular or $20 for preferred - this surprised me. The highest fee, though? $15 for a locker so your wallet and cellphone don't get wet on the rides or stolen from your car. [We took the chance on hiding them in the car.] Otherwise the food and games cost what I thought they would and why we packed a lunch and only splurged on an order of fries and an ice cream to share.
- Did you know they serve beer at the park? We didn't purchase any, but I thought it was a fun idea if you wanted a cold one. Bonus to know if we ever go without the kids. [Surprisingly there weren't any drunk people running around.]
- The park was really clean and all the employees were so sweet and nice. They really added to the overall fun of the day. Bravo Six Flags employees!
- Some roller coasters are just too scary to ride. Really. Superman? No. Not even Wallene wanted to try that one and she is fearless.
- There are some people that forgot to look at themselves in the full length mirror before they left home. Or someone is lying to them when they ask "How do I look in this bikini?" When you are tipping the scales at over 200 lbs on your 5'4 frame a thong bikini is just not the look you want. Honest.
But - the winner of the day - and made us giggle like little kids was a tattoo we saw. As a disclaimer I will say I like tattoos - on other people. I think they are works of art [in most cases] but would never have one myself.
We were standing in line behind a group of 20 somethings. Everyone was in bathing suits so we could clearly see the ornate tattoo on the young girl in front of us. It was a large oval of delicate roses with the words [I am not kidding] "MY TAT" written in a curlicue font. That struck us as kind of funny - but we didn't laugh or anything just looked at eachother as in "Seriously? You have to write MY TAT to announce your tattoo? Really?"
No - what was funny was when she began yelling to get her [we assume] boyfriend's attention:
"YO TAT! TAT! Get yo' ass ova heah now. TATTTTTTTTT!
What are the odds?