Once we arrived, Ms. L took us to Nathans Hot Dogs, which has been open since 1916! I got a hot dog with ketchup and sauerkraut, and it was definitely delicious. After eating a very early lunch, we walked around before returning to see the Hot Dog Eating Contest. To be honest, I think the contest is gross and the mass food intake turns me off. However, I decided to suck it up and watch the women's competition. By the end, even though I was still disgusted, I was rather impressed that the winner was able to eat 45 hot dogs in eight minutes and forty-five seconds. I think the rest of the girls were a bit skeptical as well, so we decided to skip the men's competition (I've seen it on TV before, it's worse than the women's) and go to the beach.
|Lots of hot dogs, fries, and lemonade|
|Tomi, Aurea, Morvarid, and I|
|Entrance to the theme park|
|Tomi and I|
|Taking pictures of myself like yeah...|
|Soaking up the sun!|
|We rode in the pink one (although I wanted to ride in the purple one)|
Then came the fireworks! They were absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, my pictures don't do them much justice because there were so many people in the way, but I had a good time enjoying them. However, getting back to campus due to the large influx of people was not fun. I made it back in time, though.
Tomorrow is going to be stressful - we have our second quiz and our first debate. Not only will I be up late studying, but I will also be doing more research for my paper and reading cases for homework. Time to get to work!
|Statue of Eleanor Roosevelt outside of the park. Surprisingly, she's smiling without her mouth closed|
|Beginning of the fireworks!|
|Aurea and I|