Finding the Bunny

Trip Start Apr 02, 2010
Trip End Apr 04, 2010

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Waking up on the second glorious day…the sun is shining…the breakfast comes with the room…and we're sure that this will be the day will confront the Easter Bunny.

Off we went to Hershey Park…not before stopping at Giant food store to buy our discount tickets…because we’re cheap that way.

Several weeks before, while thinking ahead on our trip I wanted to pre-purchase tickets off the Internet…at full price of $52.95 per adult and $31.95 per child (as for the other ... he's not three yet).

What stopped me…the ridiculous $5 "convenience fee".
My understanding is that I make things convenient for them…so I have to pay.
Plus...I hate fees...I fight them off whenever I can...I even have my own line to the cable and phone companies....
So, I voted with my wallet and didn’t pre-purchase the tickets.

Why am I telling all this?

$52.95+$52.95+$31.95 $5 = $142.85

Tickets at Giant which were discounted from…TWENTY FIVE BUCKS were $21.50 and one child for $14.00.
A significant saving for me and a significant loss due to “greed factor”.

If everything I heard about Mr. Hershey is true, I’m sure he is spinning in his grave at this outrageous con.

But I digress….since the kids wake up at 6 AM anyway, we were early enough to grab a prime parking spot as well as tour Chocolate World one more time.

Hershey Park was actually wonderful, since Isabella (I’m five-years-old) could go on the majority of the rides and Jakey (twoN-Aaaaa-half) could go on many. 

Our goal has been reached mid-day, when we saw the Easter Bunny standing by…the kiddie rides…oh, the horror.  He was ogling with plastic eyes all those newly branded teeth, probably calculating how much chocolate it will take to ruin them all.

We attacked swiftly and from all sides…but were delayed by the “balloon ride”.

When we finished, we were told that the Easter Bunny mysteriously left.

Could it be a coincidence?

I think – not!

The rest of the day was spent going on rides, standing in line (it seemed someone at corporate underestimated the crowds), getting some lunch at one of the many eateries, touring the zoo and …standing in line.

As well as seeing humanity at its best and unfortunately…at its worst.

Tired and happy we stumbled out holding our souvenir picture (our big purchase of the trip) and a huge bag of kettle corn ready to embark on our congratulatory feast at Pavone's– around $80 for the four of us, including beer for mom and dad.
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