I just spent a long weekend at Six Flags Adventure in New Jersey. It was a great time, I loved all the rides and the entire atmosphere of the park.
The park had so many different options for meals it was great! I know you are probably thinking junk food. Afterall it was an amusement park. Well there are so many options today that you can actually eat relatively healthy, if you think about it and plan ahead a bit.
For the drive down (about 5 1/2) hours, I packed lots of water, diet coke and baby carrots. I snacked on the carrots so that I wouldn’t be starving when we decided to stop for lunch. I ordered a turkey sandwich with cole slaw, NO FRIES. It was hard but I did it.
At the park I got a small steak and cheese sub for one meal and I got a grilled chicken sandwich for the other. There were salads and fresh fruit available at certain locations within the park.
Honestly, I planned to have a fried dough while there, but they didn’t have them (or at least I couldn’t find them) so I didn’t have my planned splurge. Instead I split an order of french fries with my husband when we got lunch. I never felt deprived, really it was all about the rides and having fun, not about eating.
We were so busy on the rides that we didn’t even think about food until we were really hungry. Isn’t that a nice concept? We also got a refillable bottle and asked for ice water instead of diet coke. We stayed hydrated and happy.
I had discussed my eating strategies with Andy before we went on the trip so that we would be in sync about where and when we would get food. By creating this plan we not only had a fun filled weekend but food was not an issue. We chose healthy and we were very happy with that choice.
I could fit on all the rides (YEA) and spent 10+ hours a day walking around the park without getting tired. Find the activities that make you happy and take actions to create the life you dream.