They never let me anywhere near the studios but I'm sure I'd have the best "one hour - all request hour" if they did!
I've got a phone that sometimes works and an email account that I can't remember. Best way to reach me - just COMMENT below. Thanks!
Hi! I'm Mike The Web Guy. My boss told me that I should start one of these blogs, even though I'm not "on the radio." After being told that it was a "good idea," I figured, "why not?" I could always use another thing to do. Things about me... I'm a HUGE San Diego Chargers Fan (Any SoCal Locals who want to get together for a game - COMMENT back at me and let's HOOK IT UP). I live in Clifton Park. I'm all about APPLE (sorry PC people). I have a woman who lives upstairs in my house who is related to me by marriage. We have two kids who pretty much run our social life.
How much are you willing to pay on a 'family event?' We loaded the car up with the kids for a good, old fashioned, fun, family apple picking day at a Southern Saratoga County apple orchard that I'll leave nameless (it's the one down the road from Grooms Corners in Rexford). Last year the kids had fun picking apples, we bought some cider and cider doughnuts, and there were some fun FREE activities for the kids to enjoy.
Not the case this year.
The apple picking was still fun. Sadly, it was also the CHEAPEST part of the trip. I understand that Apple Farmers had a terrible Summer, many lost crop and the price of apples is a sure sign of how hard the growers were hit. Along with the higher than normal apple prices, the fun family activities also come with a cost. Pony rides, the play area, raceing the carts, and shooting apples all take tickets - and you can buy at ticket for 3 events for just $8.99!
What was free (and what we ended up having the kids play one) was running on top of the bales of hay.
I hate to sound like "one of THOSE people" who gripe about paying for things in this tough economy... but when you start charging for events that involve children, you may want to give parents strapped for cash the heads up so we can choose to "come back another time."