For the first time ever, I visited a one of the most well known amusement parks in the country. I spent a year budgeting my money appropriately for the hotel, food, and park passes. I had dreamed about visiting this park most of my life. To say I was excited was an understatement. Before visiting, I did plenty of research. I wanted to know exactly how much money to spend on food and such. Most people were telling me to bring double the money I had set aside for food alone. I couldn’t figure out why they would tell me this, considering I checked the prices of food in the park. Yes, they were higher than normal, but I didn’t think I needed more than I had. During my first day in the park, I quickly realized that they were all right. The food prices were the same as the ones I’d researched, but I ate way more than I anticipated. Now, this wasn’t because I was just that hungry, but because it was so overwhelmingly hot outside. I spent all day walking around in the hot sun. I wanted more ice cream and cold beverages than normal, just to cool down internally. I only accounted for my three basic meals. I didn’t account for the desire to sit inside a restaurant that had air conditioning. Thankfully, all the restaurants had air conditioning installed. However, they were packed with people who also wanted to find relief from the hot temperatures. I purchased more overpriced water and food than I’d ever anticipated. All because the outside temperatures were so hot and I was that desperate for air conditioning. Never underestimate the power of a hot day!