May 31 2011
Sorry for the lack of posts but we went camping near over the weekend, with stints on Saturday and Monday in an amusement park and a trip to the beach on Sunday. All in all a great 3 day break with lots of challenges (gulley-washers, extreme heat, ant infestations) and great times.
Would love to hear how everyone else spent the weekend – hope the times were good for everyone.
One thing we did notice, in fact we could NOT help but notice, was reduced crowds everywhere. Here in the DC area we had 3 nice days, and this usually means the local amusement parks are packed. The one we went to (Busch Gardens, Williamsburg) was basically empty. We drove right up and parked, and we basically walked right onto their premier rides both days. It was quite stunning.
The beach did not seem overly crowded, and traffic back to the DC area on Monday was pretty much not existent.
The only thing we could figure was we were witnessing the harsh impacts of Obamanomics. I will not be surprised to see stories this week on the busted start to the summer. So while we had a good time and benefited from the lack of crowds, it was a bit disturbing.