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Mushin' Down a Dream in the Wilds of Alaska

Rock n Roller 17: Louder than Life Festival

We arrived at day one of the Louder Than Life music festival around 2 pm. We went to ride a few coasters at Holiday World in Indiana first. This was still the Rock n Roller coaster tour remember and how could we not visit one of the coolest family-run theme parks in the middle of nowhere America? We found a …

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Rock n Roller 17: Metallica at the Rose Bowl

Our trip to Los Angeles was really for one thing. To see Metallica at the infamous Rose Bowl. It had been a concert I have been thinking about almost every single day when they played their first show of the tour last year at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. I said to Michele then, “no matter where they go we …

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Rock n Roller 17: Foo Fighters

The Rock n Roller 17 tour comes to a raucous end when we attended the Foo Fighters concert in Salt Lake City. As many of my rabid readers may know by now, Foo is my wife, Michele’s favorite band and it was an early Christmas gift to go to this show. We flew in on Monday night after we both had …

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31 Nights of Horror 2017

As always, October means 31 Nights of Horror at Forto’s Fort. It is going to be another exciting year. There will be a lot of movies we have never seen before and some old classics. As always we start out with the cult classic, Trick r’ Treat and end the moth with Carrie. What are your favorite scary movies? Let …

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Rock n Roller 17: San Francisco and the Summer of Love

After the day in the Silicon Valley I headed about an hour north to the San Franscio area. I stayed at a very nice La Quinta Inn just outside the city for three nights. Things are very expensive in this area of the country and hotels are no exception. I have been staying in most hotels for about $75 a …

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Rock n Roller 17: Lake Winnie and Six Flags Over Georgia with ACE

I drove up to north Georgia late after our first day of the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) preservation conference at Alabama Splash Adventure. I stayed in a nice room at the local Econo-lodge and was still very sore from the week before from an injury at the swift water rescue class in California. If I wasn’t so excited about what …

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Rock n Roller 17: California’s Great America

I arrived at California’s Great America at about noon after a long drive from west of Sacramento. I would be attending this park on my own since my coaster buddy Michele was back in Alaska holding down Forto’s Fort. I was in Northern California for the weekend to race in a triathlon but I had to get a coaster or …

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Rock n Roller 17: Alabama Splash Adventure with ACE

I spent the night in Chattanooga and visited Rock City in the morning before my drive down to Alabama. If you are ever in this neck of the woods I highly recommend you at least stop and check out Rock City. It is a really cool place with a lot of local history. I made it down to the deep …

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Rock n Roller 17: Dollywood

After a quick weekend in California for some swift water rescue training and a few coasters I jumped on a plane and headed to the East Coast to attend my first ever event with a club I belong to, the American Coaster Enthusiasts. They were holding their annual Preservation Conference at three parks, Alabama Splash Adventure, Lake Winnie and Six …

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Rock n Roller 17: Santa Cruz Boardwalk

One of my favorite places to go in California is the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Amusement Park. I have been fascinated by this place since I saw it for the first time as the backdrop for one of my favorite movies of all time, The Lost Boys. In the movie a group of vampires stalk potential victims on a boardwalk …

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