I donated a made-to-order Stickman toon for the Duckfest charity auction, which was won by That One Mom over at Only Parent Chronicles. It’s posted over there today. Go see.
Hope everybody is enjoying their summer.
Recently, I attended a local charity auction benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.
JDRF is helping to find a cure for kids with lazy pancreases.
I donated over $175 of my money and still no cure.
I want a refund.
I did win some tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.
I say win, but I paid $130 for them.
Anyway, Holiday World is an amusement park in Santa Claus, Indiana.
This is in southern Indiana, very close to the Kentucky border, which was evident by all the mullets wearing muscle shirts with cutoff Wranglers I saw.
It was the first time I had ever been to this place, but it was pretty cool.
They have free unlimited soft drinks, with self-serve refill locations all over the park.
They also have free sunscreen locations everywhere too.
Sadly, these were self-serve as well.
It’s a very family/kid friendly park, but they do have some of the bigger rides for thrill seekers.
Basically, the park is divided up into sections themed on the different holidays (like Christmas, Halloween, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, etc.).
Sorry, no Ramadan.
Even family fun parks hate Arabs.
The food and games at the park were very affordable.
My biggest complaint was probably the layout.
Even with a map of the park, it was very confusing trying to navigate the different holidays.
Maybe a calendar would have worked better.
I almost took a picture of the GIANT nativity scene right at the edge of Christmas as you are about to enter Halloween.
Instead of the Christmas star shining brightly in the sky above our Lord and Saviour, it was an evil Jack-o-Lantern looking down menacingly.
Overall, my kids loved it. And now they should repay my kindness by going back to school early.