Sunday, 27 March 2011

The ending of a long off-season

As I tell my friends, I enjoy all four seasons. However, if there was one that I enjoyed less than the rest, it is winter.  Why?  The sole reason is that all the seasonal amusement and theme parks are closed this time of the year, and I cannot get my coaster fix in.

Indeed, I last rode a roller coaster in November. Yikes!  That is a long time for me!

The end of this drought is near.   Southern parks have reopened.  Northern parks start opening up in a little more than a month.

I am not waiting for that.

No, to end my misery, I am joining the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) in two weeks as they embark on their Spring Conference in Orlando.

I will get to ride this baby:

That is Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, a roller coaster where you get to choose your own soundtrack to go along with your ride.  Last year I kept playing Motley Crue's "Kickstart My Heart" on it..... awesome!

This year, our club gets one hour of Exclusive Ride Time (ERT) on it.  I can't wait!

Of course, when I get back, there will be a trip report here, all about my adventures at Universal Studio, Islands Of Adventure, and Old Town.

Until then.....

Friday, 18 March 2011

Well... I did it.......

Some time ago, in a place far far away, I used to write about my travels, and, well, whatever else came to mind. 

Then, of course, life got in the way, and I also got lazy.

I look at my travels over the past couple of years, and I think to myself... it would have been cool if I had chronicled these adventures.  But, I didn't.

Thats about to change.

I have some epic travels planned for this year.  You will read about them here.

You also may read about my thoughts on a few other things....

So... until later....... keep coasting along!