My niece Brooke was my buddy for the boardwalk, sharing my love for fast rides (Tsunami was our favorite) and cotton candy. Kavya usually likes cotton candy, but she was holding out for funnel cake this time around. My kids had their first exposure to carnival games, and learned that they are harder than expected. Kevin tried to talk them out of spending the money, but I feel that some things, you only learn through experience. And hey, sometimes it’s fun to lose. Their favorite ride was the bumper cars.