I decided to take the summer off from the MBA program at Tennessee Tech so I could enjoy more of the summer with my family. I’m 60% of the way through the program with a 4.0 GPA, so I felt I deserved a summer of nights and weekends where I didn’t have to study (not to mention cramming 14 weeks of studies into 9 weeks of summer school). I’m especially glad I made this decision because I’ve needed more than a few nights and weekends to help CPA for Small Business clients, which is by far the most important thing I do.
My family has season passes to Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN (see my blog posts from last year entitled,"Holiday World Does It Right" and "The Virtual CFO Gets Mentioned on the HoliBlog"). Last weekend, we spent Saturday and Sunday at the park. While driving back last Sunday, we decided to return this weekend for another visit to Holiday World.
Here are a few observations I made during our two visits to Holiday World:
- Even though Holiday World’s website said, "If you have flexibility in your travel plans, please try to avoid visiting on the following dates (both Saturdays we visited the park) … We expect those days to be exceptionally busy.", we didn’t feel crowded at the park;
- With Holiday World (the theme park) and Splashin’ Safari (the water park), we were able to visit three days in one week and have a different fun flavor each time we visited;
- The free drinks and reasonably priced food show that Holiday World’s owners and managers respect for the families that choose to spend their vacation dollars at Holiday World;
- Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari have a variety of rides and activities for all age groups. This means that we’ll be able to continue taking our 3 3/4 year old daughter to Holiday World through her teenage years and she’ll have something new to do each year we visit;
- The Raven roller coaster rocks!;
- I’m sorry that The Raven required maintenance right before we left the park last night at 7:30 pm (in order to get back to the hotel to get the munchkin to bed at a reasonable hour) because my wife wasn’t able to get her roller coaster adrenalin fix this visit; and
- I’m glad I got to ride The Raven right before the maintenance was required while my wife watched our daughter <grin>.