Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Water Parks

(PICTURE: Huyen at Hanoi's Water Park.)

Yesterday Huyen emailed me some pictures from her day at Hanoi's water park. No, Huyen can't really swim yet but she's quickly learning to love water.

Personally, I love water parks. Nearly every summer growing up, my friends and I would go to Action Park in Vernon, NJ. Action Park -- now called Mountain Creek -- was the most dangerous place in the world to me. Every time we went there it seemed that someone required a band aid (or ten) or ended up walking with a limp for a few weeks after.

After my freshman year in college I was accepted to the Walt Disney World College Internship Program. I was given the highly competitive position of GST -- Guest Service Technician. What is a Guest Service Technician? It's a Disneyfied word for janitor. I basically cleaned bathrooms all day at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Yeah, it sounds pretty terrible but it was honestly the best job I've ever had. I mean, at 19, how could it be bad to look at girls in bikinis all day? Man, I love water parks!

One of the things on my "to do" list while I'm home is to convince my friends from NYC to take a day off this summer and all head to Mountain Creek together. We're all long overdue for a water park related injury.