I enjoyed theme and amusement parks as a kid just as much as my own kids do now. I was brave enough to ride the scariest roller coasters, was always running through the park at full tilt giving my parents a hard time keeping up, and never seemed to run out of steam until it was time to leave. At the end of the day, I was hot and tired to be sure, but not nearly as exhausted as my poor parents. Now I know exactly how I felt. I kind of wish I had the same energy and enthusiasm that my kids have whenever we go on vacation these days, but I simply do not possess the same amount of energy that I used to. As we go through the park, my kids are looking for the next big thrill, and I am looking for a cool and comfortable place to sit down and watch over them at a distance, just like my own parents used to do. I particularly don’t mind when we go into arcades, movie theaters, or indoor rides. In each of those activities, I will gladly join them for the sake of the climate control within those buildings, though I do admit I often have a bit of fun as well. The problem is they are done with those places far too quickly for me. I often suggest playing an extra game or riding again so that I can stay in the air conditioning for just a bit longer. I suppose I have really come to appreciate air conditioning in my old age more than ever!