It’s official. I. Am. Cool!
Or, at least that’s what the Sesame Place Blogger Ambassador page proclaims.
And, everyone knows Elmo doesn’t tell lies!
Anyway, aside from having the fact that I am cool in writing with a link I can refer people to, being a Sesame Place Ambassador does come with additional perks.
The primary one being that we go to the Langhorne, PA family amusement park as much as we want this summer and then report back to you all on some of the awesome they have going on there.
Works for me!
And, it’s perfect for our All American Family Summer adventures because, duh, not much is more American past time-y than Sesame Street, right? Plus, whenever we go, we like to visit Philly and see some American history type stuff too.
We took a jaunt up there a couple of weeks ago…
The last time we visited, it was Christmastime so the water park was closed.
This time it was up around a thousand degrees outside, so we were super happy to that it was open.
Means we spent all day in our swimsuits…
Scowling at our apparent misfortune at having to spend a day at a water park, bloody ingrates.
Ahhh, there’s the happy-we-have-someone-awesome-to-spend-all-day-water-logged-and-sweaty-for-us faces I love to see!
Normally I am not for a day in a swimsuit. But, as much as I loathe my swimsuit thighs, I hate my heat exhaustion face even more and I was fine with just spending a few hours around the lazy river and playing in The Count’s Splash Castle…
I kinda enjoyed getting my face blasted by that humungosaur bucket of water every 15 seconds.
Less fun was the evil devil child who stood on the platform and squirted me dead in my grill every time I walked past the slide and then ducked like a little punk to escape my wrath. He’s lucky it was too hot to run I’m an easy going person; only so many times a grown woman can have her glasses blasted offa her face before she looses her crap and goes to work on somebody.
The number one question I get from people about Sesame Place and whether or not The Dudes enjoy it is: Isn’t that for little kids? What does your 10 year old do there?
Um, look at that picture!
Ten year olds think massive water climbing-dumping-slidey things are fun too!
Plus the larger water slides are a blast no matter how old you are (I speak from personal experience and an in-depth review).
Plus, we rode the roller coaster 4 times (it is a small coaster, but both of the 10 year olds with me had a blast on it, and because the line for it was insanely short, they rode it repeatedly without even getting off)!
Honestly, at the ages The Dudes are at currently, Sesame Place is one of our favorite amusement parks to visit within driving distance of the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area.
Unlike some of the other parks, with the massive water slides and roller coasters, Sesame Place works because all of us can ride things together (no one has to split up or sit and wait because of unmet height requirements), it’s small enough that we can enjoy the entire park in one day (which makes the entry fee and the season pass totally worth it), and the lines don’t make you want to shoot your face off while you wait in the blistering sun.
I don’t know that we can squeak many more summers there out of #1, but we can certainly enjoy this one with a few more visits before school starts again!
You should meet us there next time! Like when you win these tickets I’m about to give away!
I have a family four pack to give away to anyone who wants to enjoy a day at the park (and you’re under no obligation to go on the same day that I do, but it’s totally cool if you want to and I guarantee you will have a grip of fun).
Just leave a comment telling me the most fun thing you’ve done all summer and you’ll be entered to win!*
Now, let’s get to Wordful Wednesday!
What do you have to be Wordful about this week?! Link up your photo loving posts and then take a minute to check out this week’s features…
- Love these amazing black and white shots from Mrs. T. Naturally.
- I’m really feeling this tribute to four year olds by Momma Made It Look Easy.
- Go give the little trooper at Babies and Bacon a high five for her bravery! And her utter cuteness!
- In the mood to think a little? Go weigh in on Coffee Jitters as she ponders the meaning of true success!
*Contest ends 7/31 at midnight Eastern time. Winner must be 18 or older. Tickets are for the current season only.