I’ve always heard about this place, but this past weekend was my first actual visit, and what a perfect time it was.
First off, there was hot dog eating. Gloooorious.
Coney Island is home to the World’s Famous Nathan’s Hot Dogs and even better, the International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Meaning, people come from all over the world to just stuff these hot dogs in their face. No shame, NO SHAME.
I myself had one and I’m strictly a mustard girl. Call me boring, but I like to keep things simple. Sharon went for the sauerkraut and Beck opted out of this adventure. She missed out, right?! You can’t tell me a hunk of pork isn’t totally worth it every once in a while. Because oh, it is.
Yeah, that hot dog tasted real good.
After that we explored the boardwalk and carnival rides. We even took a whirl on the Tilt-A-Whirl. I can’t even put words to how much fun it was. I felt like I was 10 again and it was the most amazing carefree feeling I’ve felt in a long time. We laughed so hard we cried. And we screamed like there was no tomorrow. And then we laughed some more. I got that incredible roller coaster feeling– you know the one where you feel like you’re flying and your stomach does flips flops? I LOVE that feeling. To me there is no better feeling in the world.
After that we did the photo booth and I desperately wanted to ride the Wonderwheel, but it was closed for maintenance. Better safe than sorry, I guess, so instead there was walking on the beach and dancing on the boardwalk…
Have you ever been to Coney Island before?
“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”