Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Coasting Through Life

I've always been a roller coaster lover. I rode my first lopptiloop as soon as I was tall enough to get let on. It was at Carowinds in the Carolinas. I think it was called the white lightning or the blue streak. The ride doesn't even exist anymore, it was that long ago. But it was AWESOME. Even as a tiny little girl, I loved the thrill of a fast roller coaster. My family went to King's Island in Cinncinati, Ohio, when I was little too. And I tried to ride The Beast with my dad (at the time it was the fastest roller coaster in the country), but I was too small and they made me wait for him on the platform while he rode. I cried the whole time, not because I was alone but because I didn't get to go on it. To this day, I love a fast coaster. They're a little harder on me than they were when I was little. The rickety wooden ones sometimes give me a headache. And I get a lot more scared looking at them than I did as a kid. But there is nothing like the thrill I get from a fast corkscrew or a big drop.

I stole this video clip from my friend Tiburon of a ride called the Aftershock from the Silverwood Theme park in northern Idaho. It looks SO fun! I have GOT to ride this some day. Check it out...



What do you think? Are you a roller coaster lover or does watching this clip make you want to throw up?

7 comments:

rachel said...

I LOVE rollercoasters. It took me a while to catch on (I think I was 12 when I finally got up the guts to try one that went upside down) then I was hooked!

Christie said...

I love me a good rollercoaster. My first was actually the old wooden Lagoon coaster. But since Kings Island was like 10 minutes from my house when I lived in Cincinnati, I've been there many times. And its still my favorite amusement park.

Mindi said...

LOVE THEM!!
but, alas, magic mountain is the only other them park besides disneyland and lagoon that i've been to, so i haven't gotten around enough.
(just got to tramp up a bit!)

MiaKatia said...

I LOVE THEM ALL!!! I am a junkie for a good roller coaster but I haven't been to a good amusement park in a while.

Tiburon said...

I used to love them. I have gotten more timid as I have gotten older...and become a mother...to children.

Mama C. said...

NO FREAKIN' WAY!! You couldn't pay me enough money to even put one buttcheek on the seat of that thing!

YIKES!

alex dumas said...

I used to love them...then my body decided it was going to start toying with motion sickness. Now it hides in my liver and creeps out whenever my body gets shaken without my consent. Even in the back seat of a minivan, I just don't feel very good. It's stupid.