Monday, January 26, 2009
Theme Park Rip-offs
So what did I do today?
Not much. I spent the morning packing up some of my kids' junk. I was unable to wrest an extension on my Naples retreat from Mrs. C-Nut who sneakily *signed my kids up for activities* in February. So we'll be hitting the road on Thursday, back to Arctic Boston.
I'm stopping in Orlando (to see a friend's newborn) and figured I could take the kids somewhere touristy. We did Disney last year and would hate to set an *annual* precedent with my kids. Also my wife shot down that idea as *too expensive* anyway. "I think you should do Sea World," she suggested.
Well, even Sea World is a whopping $145 for me and my son (with little Princess C-Nut sliding in for free). But heck, I should go on Thursday anyway because next year, when my daughter's three and my wife is present, it'll cost $290!!!
I remember doing Sea World when I was ten. I did very much enjoy it - particularly the water ski show ("Hatfields and McCoys"?).
Of course, I wasn't the one paying.