Monday, August 15, 2011


Like many families here in the Commonwealth, my household is staying close to home this summer. Now that I've visited many of the region's amusement parks and cultural amenities, as well as taken in a few movies, it will be back to a more standard schedule. And now that I've changed internet service providers it should be easier to blog more often.

A few notes:

The wave pool at Camelbeach is higher and more forceful than the one at Dorney Park / Wildwater Kingdom. Like the waltz, both seem to work on a 3-beat system. So if you are in the wave pool count 1, 2, jump to keep you head above water

Jammed (or possibly broken) toes hurt like the dickens and there really isn't much you can do for them

For a good overnighter, try combining Hershey Park with either a visit to the state capitol and some of the area museums, or with a visit to Gettysburg. The refurbished cyclorama is really interesting.

The original "Planet of the Apes" movie is available On Demand and makes a good contrast / counterpoint to the new "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" movie.

If you didn't like the Smurfs back in the early 1980's you won't like them now either.

"Julie and Julia" is a good movie about blogging.

It's true, rainy days are great baking days.

You never know what you will find if you actually clean off your dining room table.

If Mom is on vacation you can only expect 2 cooked meals a day. It's either cold cereal for breakfast or sandwiches for lunch. Possibly both.

It is possible that people who are in their 50's and have a bad shoulder, a bum knee, and sore toes should not go rock climbing.

The Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin (the first book, "Game of Thrones" was on HBO earlier this year) is worth reading. I got through the first 2 books and hope to tackle the third over Labor Day weekend.

Short women should always own a sewing machine so they can hem up pants because staples and safety pins might work for a few hours, but stitches are needed for longer periods of time.

I had forgotten I owned hats until I cleaned out the bottom of my closet.

So, hopefully tomorrow I will have a good meaty post about state treasurer Rob McCord's appearance before the Pennsylvania Press Club. Later this week there may be some event posts. It should be back to suburban Philly politics for the foreseeable future.

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