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No Cliché Headline About Las Vegas, Just The Thrill Rides

June 17, 2011

I woke up this morning with quite a bit of pain, but not as much as yesterday, so that made me happy. What made me happier? I drove over to Ronald’s Donuts to get vegan donuts (an apple rollup and a raspberry filled). It’s a rite of passage for any vegan who comes to Vegas. Of [...]

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In Which I Drive 291 Miles To Get Beat To A Pulp

June 15, 2011

I would like to say lots of nice things about the Desperado at Buffalo Bill’s in Primm, NV, but it was the most painful, most uncomfortable, most horribly maintained roller coaster I’ve ever been on. They gave me an unlimited ride wristband and I went on it once. 3 hours later I’m still in more [...]

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Breaking The Rules and the Bread at Disneyland & California’s Adventure

June 14, 2011

It’s not that I’m impatient. I’m just not into waiting in lines. This morning I got to Disney around 10am. I waited in line at the parking lot to ask how to get to the parking structure. (Structure is better, come on!) After getting lost on the way to the structure (I found it 20 [...]

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Searching For Fruit at Knott’s Berry Farm

June 12, 2011

I saw this Berry Market sign as I was walking into Knott’s and I got really excited. I really wanted to buy berries today. I first heard about Knott’s Berry Farm about 10 years ago from an ex-girlfriend. I don’t remember anything she said about it, but I’ve had an idealized image of Knott’s in [...]

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The Adrenaline High Never Dies at Six Flags Magic Mountain

June 11, 2011

I ran a red light on my way out of the park. Let’s just get that out of the way right now. City of Santa Clarita? Please don’t be one of those cities that has photo enforced traffic lights. :) The last time I remember running a red light was about 10 years ago. Unless [...]

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The Simple 5 Step System To Buying Tickets At Santa Cruz Boardwalk

June 10, 2011

Today was a drive day with a detour. As a result, this might be the shortest update I ever write here. Actually, don’t count on that. :) I got to Santa Cruz’s Beach Boardwalk at 10:50am and put 4 quarters in the parking meter thinking “there is no way this will take longer than 40 [...]

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Living The Dream at California’s Great America

June 9, 2011

Today was a decidedly uneventful day in that big dudes in camo didn’t laugh at me, a 12 year old girl didn’t want to cut me, and nothing happened to my car. Living the dream my friends. I have, however, been getting a lot of e-mails since the USA Today piece. I’ve been doing my [...]

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My Website and Self-Esteem Get %#!$@’ed at Discovery Kingdom

June 8, 2011

It’s been quite a while since my last coaster park. The past week break has been filled with awesome people and lots of good times. Plus 11 hours of driving to get to San Francisco from Portland. Thankfully I had my good friend Nick along for the ride so it went much quicker than a [...]

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Silverwood Theme Park Brings Me Out of Corkscrew Retirement

May 31, 2011

Note: This article includes 4 videos. If you’re reading via e-mail click here to read with videos embedded instead. If we’re being honest, then honestly this is going to be an incredibly biased review. I’m in love with Idaho and it can do no wrong. When I toured with The Swellers in July of 2008 [...]

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Oko … Okobo … Okoboj … Arnolds Park!

May 28, 2011

Headed back to north Iowa this morning. Yes, I did stop in another Casey’s General Store to see if I could run into a few camo-wearing fools. No, I did not run into a single one. I came to Arnolds Park on Lake Okoboji for one reason, and one reason only. The Legend, which has been [...]

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