Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Vacation Update!

Hey guys!! I can't believe how long it's been since I've written a post!! In fact, I haven't really touched a computer for a long time while I'm here! I'm only online for college related things and music at night. It actually is a very nice break from the internet since before, I felt like I had been spending way too much time online. I hope I can get this balance thing down between free time and work/school !

I'll admit that the first week and a half off felt very relaxing but as the second week rolled around, I was itching to get back on the blog world! I looked through a few blogs on my phone and I have been trying to find the time to write a small post of my own. I was planning to go home this past Sunday (which I was super sad about), but after some planning, I've decided that it is possible for me to stay longer! I will be staying to the end of this week and then go back for a week. During that week, I must buy everything I need for college because after that, I will hit the city with my friends and then stay with my cousins again (yay!) until the day before move in day! In between all this, I want to try and keep my blog as updated with post as possible!! I can't promise anything, but I will try to post twice a week again!!

Pick your own fruit farm

For most of my upcoming post, I plan to just write about my vacation/life with a few outfits and hauls here and there! One of the first things we did on our vacation was go to a farm to pick some fresh fruits! I've gone to a few of these "pick your own" fruit farms and I really enjoyed them. I think it's interesting to see where the fruit you eat comes from and how it grows!

Pick your own fruit
The farm that we were at!
Pick your own raspberries and cherries
Fresh Raspberries and Cherries!
The weather that day was pretty amazing! It was a tiny bit hot and super sunny, but that was okay since we were in the shade for the most part. The first fruit on our to attack list were the cherries. From what I noticed, there were two types of cherries to pick from - yellow cherries and red cherries. I didn't know the difference between the two colors, but I assumed that the red ones were ripe and sweet while the yellow ones were unripe and bitter. The red ones unfortunately were located very high and there was no way I could get to them without climbing a tree! (which I did attempt to do!) After many failed attempts, we ended up settling for the yellow cherries which turned out to be a good thing. The yellow ones tested a lot better than the red ones after picking them lol!
After our cherries, we went after the raspberries! The raspberries weren't located at high places, but rather super low. We had to squat to see the ripe raspberries. The berries that we ended up taking home were very sweet and delicious!

Hershey Park summer

Hershey Park in summer

The next weekend had to be one of the funnest! We were scheduled to go to Pennsylvania for two days. One day was to go to Hershey Park and the second day was reserved for shopping! Personally I was more excited for Hershey Park than for shopping just because I have never been to the park before. I've gone to Six Flags and Lake Compounce before so I had an idea of what to expect. I have to say that as far as the rides go, Hershey Park is very similar to Six Flags, but a lot funner and cleaner! (Hershey Park felt so clean to me compared to other theme parks!)

hershey park fahrenheit
Yeah right.. I'm going on a ride with a 97 degree drop! lol
As you may know, I am deathly afraid of heights so going to an amusement park like this was a bit scary! I originally planned to stick with the kids and go on all the kiddie rides, but I got pulled out of that job when someone else offered to be with the kids. Therefore, I hung out with with of the older girls and a friend who loved roller coasters. You don't even know how scared I was! I kinda put on a facade to everyone that I wasn't that afraid of the rides, but inside I was screaming.

hershey park sidewinder

The first ride that we went on was the sidewinder. I was basically forced to go on one of the bigger coasters and it was between the sidewinder and the stormrunner. They were both equally scary in my mind, so my young cousin picked the ride for me. This ride had 3 loop de loops that you had to go through twice- once forwards and once backwards. When the ride first started and brought us up backwards, I thought I was going to die. I just kept getting higher and higher and I wished for it to stop going up!! I screamed before the ride started lol. Once we finally dropped, it wasn't as bad as I thought. I kept my eyes closed and just
screamed with all my energy... then the ride stopped.. reversed itself... and we were off in no time!

Hershey Park Wildcat

Hershey Park Great Bear

After going on my first coaster, I was feeling more confident in attacking other rides. I went on many more rides including wildcat, wild mouse (this one looks calm, but it's crazy), a kiddie coaster, and the great bear. I actually began enjoying/not as afraid of these rides cause I found out a trick. All I have to do is close my eyes as the ride drops and scream as much as possible! For some reason, screaming makes a ride much less scary for me!

Hershey Park The Claw
This one is crazy!
I have to say that our of all the rides that I went on, this one above that you see was the scariest! This red and yellow ride is called "The Claw" and it basically looks like a huge swing. The ride starts out and begins to slowly swing back and forth. At the same time, the machine will also begin to spin you in a slow circle. Quickly the ride builds up and before you know it, your swinging super high in the air and it feels like your about to flip over! For me, the drop is the scariest part! Most coasters have 1 or 2 drops, but this one had many drops which made it so scary for me!

I can't believe tomorrow will be Thursday! I have to head home on tomorrow at night. Even though I am a bit sad, I know I will get over it since I'll be back soon again! =)

Have you ever gone picking for your own fruit?
How has your summer been so far?
Are you a fan of heights/roller coasters?

63 comments:

  1. Hey kiddo glad to read you enjoying yourself and relaxing nothing wrong with that. I love going to fruits and veggie farm. Hershey is so much fun and they have awesome dolphins and seal shows glad you enjoy the rides. Have fun.
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    1. Hey Jackie and yes it is so nice to relax!
      Picking fresh produce is the best and wow I didn't know that they had a dolphin and seal show! I love dolphins !!

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  2. Aww, sounds like you had a great time, lovely pics. xx

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  3. roller coasters?? that's a vacay for me! haha glad to know you're having a great time with your family Mindy :) I have picked my own fruit from my own garden but that's about it lol

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    1. haha roller coasters are fun !!
      I had the best time ever and ohh I've always wanted a garden, but I'm too lazy!

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  4. Glad to hear you are having a great vacation.

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  5. Must be so much fun :)

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  6. Wow, it looks like you've been having a great vacation though I do miss your posts :) ahh.. I used to be a dare devil who loves trying risks like going on the scariest rides but I'm too scared nowadays, haha.. I thought the best experience when going down on the roller coaster would be to look down at the scenery.. while screaming of course (it always helps :P ) ! But I can see why it'd be scary.. I'm so scared of heights!
    Have a great day Mindy!! X

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    1. hehe yes vacation has been just so much fun!! I'm back and posting now!! I'm trying to get on a schedule, but it may not happen though I'll still post!
      I was like that too!! As a child, I would want to go on all the big rides (but I couldn't since I was too short) but now I get so anxious around big roller coasters! I'm scared of heights now too!! I don't look down lol.. eyes closed the whole time!

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  7. really nice photos!!!

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  9. Hello Mindy! Ive missed your blog post, anyways im glad that you're enjoying your time there and the pick your own farm is something i want to do with my own hands, and the fruits you picked are so delicious and fresh! Also the rides are pretty scary because i dont do rides like that <3

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    1. hey sarah!! I'm back now hehe!!
      The pick your own fruit thing is really fun! I definitely recommend it to you!
      The rides were quite scary! I usually don't do rides.. unless I get dragged on!

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  10. Great to see that you are enjoying your holidays! I haven't been to an amusement park for years but would love to go to Disneyland Paris at some point.

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    1. Yes! It's so much fun. ohh Disneyland Paris sounds like a lot of fun!! I didn't know there as a disneyland there until now!

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  11. The view looks amazing in the second picture! :D Would love to go on vacation somewhere, but I don't think I will this summer :S Enjoy your summer break Mindy ;)

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    1. Thank you!! It was a crazy view there and lots of fun!! I hope your summer is going well too!

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  12. Looks like you have been having a lot of fun! I love going on rides at themeparks - although I scream a lot too, they are really fun! I haven't been in years though.

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    1. hehe yes! I have had lots of fun!!
      lol I scream like crazy on those rides!!

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  13. I've never been to Hershey park before.. & I LOVE chocolate.. lol. Fresh berries are the best.. well, fresh fruit in general! Glad your having fun! Can't wait to hear all about college prepping!
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    1. haha chocolate is delicious and fresh fruit is so yummy!! I'm in the middle of college shopping now and whoo is it a lot!

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  14. I love picking fruits! Your vacation seems extremely fun! The ride (roller coaster) is extremely fun hehe

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    1. Thanks and yes picking fruit is the best. Fresh and delicious!

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  15. that raspberries looks juicy !
    just know if there is another color of cherries, i thought cherries always have red colors

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    1. hehe they are really juicy!!
      I always though that too, until I saw those!

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  16. I am sure you are having fun :)

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  18. Looks like you had a blast *.*

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  19. it seems you're having a lot of fun! :)
    here in my country these last weeks were so awful! The weather was always bad..i hate it!
    Fortunately these days are really sunny and hot!
    I love picking fruit (and eat it haha), in my garden i've got a lot of trees!
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    If you want you could come to visit my blog, i would be happy to know what you think about it and stay in touch :) And if you want we could support each other here (GFC or G+) and also on our socials, I expecially use instragam so it would be perfect to follow each other there to keep in touch!
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    1. hehe yes I had lots of fun!! Aww I hope the weather is a lot better now!
      Less heat hopefully!!
      Thank you and yes let's follow!

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  20. So glad you have a new post! Your vacay sounds amazing <3

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    1. Thank you! It's a lot of fun!!
      .. I wanted to ask you this.. I was wondering if your blog is down? I've been trying to see it for the past few days, but it never loads for me..! =)

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  21. The kid looks just too cute & I hope you had an amazing time & thanks for sharing this post. Would you like to follow each other via GFC, Google+ & Bloglovin. Please lemme know!
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  22. Looks like you had fun! I used to be afraid of roller coasters until I went on one with inversions and corkscrews. Since then i can't get enough of it! You should give it a try otherwise you're definitely missing out :)
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    1. hehe that is kinda what happened with me as well! After going once, I felt a lot better about them ! I'm still scared but not as much anymore !

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  23. looks like a great time!! :) those roller coasters look fun!

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    1. It was a lot of fun! The roller coasters were scary but worth it!

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  24. Wow it looks like you had an amazing time!
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    such a joyous post.

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  26. Oh roller coasters are my drug! I can't get enough of them! These look amazing! ;)

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  27. Fresh fruits! How could I have missed this lovely post! Love it, sweetie!
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