robertforto

Mushin' Down a Dream in the Wilds of Alaska

ACE Profile: Robert Forto

Occupation: Dog Musher Residence: Willow, Alaska. We are about an hour and a half north of Anchorage and at least a five hour flight to anywhere ACE Region: Northwest Track Record (Since 2015): Wood: 76 Steel: 195 Total: 271 Most difficult coaster to add to your track record: Lightning Rod at Dollywood Most sought after coaster to get to: Mystic Timbers at Kings Island What …

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Hope

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What a fitting quote for today’s exercise. As we in America celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday we are asked about hope. Today’s Daily Post topic: Questions about hope. I took a little different spin on it and detailed what hope means to me. It is …

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Rock n Roller 16: Family Time and Storm Chaser

Michele is back in Alaska and I am on my own for almost a week. I have a soft deadline to keep. I have to be at the airport in Austin Texas on Friday to pick her up and one of the service dogs we are delivering, Rags, to his owner in San Antonio. Today I would be back in …

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True Leadership

Leadership is a buzzword in business. It is what we strive for in our communities and what we teach our children. Some leaders and politicians use devices that make them appear to be comfortable around all types of people. These leaders use methods to change their appearance and attitudes to fit the situation, placing on the seeming interest they have …

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Rock n Roller 16: Michele Leaves and Holiday World

I dropped Michele off at O’Hare early in the morning. I was surprised how easy it was to get in and out of one the busiest airports in the country. Aside from being cut off a few times by taxis and frazzled moms dropping off their Jos. A Banks suit-decked husbands traveling to conventions in Des Moines to hawk their …

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Rock n Roller 16: The Moon and Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America is in Northwest Chicago, closer to Wisconsin than Michigan Avenue. We headed out early for the almost hour drive to the park. It was very busy as we entered the parking lot. We had a bit of an issue to deal with before we entered the park. Michele had lost, rather actually mailed out, her Six …

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New Years Resolutions 2017

It is that time of year again. We made it through the materalistic fiasco that we affectionatly call Christmas and for most of us the new year brings hope and dreams of new found wealth, a healthier lifestyle, goals, to do lists, resolutions and a firm commitment not to ever end up on the next season of the Biggest Loser… …

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Rock n Roller 16: Kings Island

Kings Island was the first big coaster park I went to as a kid. It was way back in 1979 or so and I went with my aunt Diana and my dad. I was only 8 but I was so pumped to ride the rides. When we went back today, and Michele for the first time, it was like I …

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