Been a few days since my last post, but we went on a small vacation and I've been a bit tired since then.
Carowinds isn't quite what it used to be. Not nearly as whimsical as I remembered it, but then it's been over a decade since my family's last trip there. This time I went with my boyfriend and his parents. I had a good time, however I definitely missed the Hannah-Barbara section. It felt dirtier somehow, too, though as a kid I probably just didn't notice the grime. It's your typical amusement park. Rides and food and shops everywhere. There's a water park area as well, if you're willing to pay a little extra for it. I used to like the water park; swimming in the wave pool and such, but I don't recall it being mostly 14 year old girls half dressed and showing off themselves. That was pretty creepy. There really should be more inforcement about wearing pants outside of the waterpark. It's one thing to be in a bathing suit underwater, but when walking around families with no clothes on hanging on your teenage sweetheart and making out in public is a little disgusting. We get it. You think you're hot. You know what's hotter? Self-respect. Gain some and the quality of your dating pool will rise. /rant
All in all, it wasn't a bad day. On the contrary, I had a good time, though the company might be part of the fun. I have always been afraid of roller coasters, so I took this opportunity to try to get over that. Granted, I didn't get on any of the bigger ones, but what I did ride was more than I ever had. At least at one time. Next time I go back I'll get on something scarier. I'm just proud of myself for trying :P. We topped the day off with some funnel cake and left the park.
After Carowinds we came back home. We had planned on making a two-day trip of it, but after a while we just got a little bored. To make up for it a little, we went to Greenville for a couple of hours the next day. Ross and I got bubble tea at O-cha Tea Bar and cuddled under the bridge while his parents did a little shopping.
Also, we just (finally) got Netflix. We got the disks for the PS3 and the Wii as well, so I've spent pretty much since the vacation watching things from my childhood. On the TV right now is Jim Henson's Storyteller, which was on HBO first thing in the morning before school when I was in elementary school. So many days started with this show and a bowl of Lucky Charms, wrapped in a blanket half-asleep and finishing up homework.
Oh man...now I want some sugary-cereal goodness...