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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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Rock n Roller 17: Discovery Kingdom

In early May I started the third annual Rock n Roller Coaster Tour Across America on my own with a trip to California to take a swift water rescue course for my studies at UAA. Being a coaster geek, I thought I could get in a theme park or two or three while I was on this trip. My first …

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Rock n Roller 17: On the Road Again!

It is early May in 2017 and we are about to kick off the third annual rock n roller coaster tour of America! The tour will start on May 12th with me heading to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Northern California. I will be¬†down in Cali for a swift water rescue class for school and wanted to start the summer …

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Rock n Roller 16: Wild Waves and Enchanted Village

We would visit one last theme park on our Rock n Roller 16 coaster tour of America. It would be Wild Waves and Enchanted Village just outside of Seattle. It is the only theme park in the Pacific Northwest and one that we had to visit for sure. Both Michele and I are members of the America Coasters Enthusiasts club. …

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Rock n Roller 16: You’re in the Jungle, Baby!

I met up with Michele in Seattle on Friday morning for the last leg of our epic rock n roller 16 coaster tour of America. We would have one more weekend together before we head home to the bee business, dog training and our next semester at school at UAA. This leg of the tour will include the ‘Rock” portion …

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Rock n Roller 16: Atlas and Michele Heads Home, Again…

Before Michele heads home again to work for another week at her ‘real’ job we headed up into the mountains to visit a good friend of ours, Jayne, the owner of Rocky Mountain German Shepherds. We were here to pick up a little pup, named Atlas that we are going to be training for a lady in the Anchorage area …

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Rock n Roller 16: Colorado or Bust

We were back on the road bright and early. We were only in North Texas and Amarillo for a little less than six hours but we had a long drive to make today. All the way to Denver, Littleton to be precise, to meet with Michele’s parents and to pick up a new service dog puppy. We headed over the …

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Rock n Roller 16: Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Service Dogs

This is a big day for us. It is the reason for the whole trip, actually. When we started planning this trip almost a year ago when we were going to work a roller coaster vacation into delivering one of our service dogs that we trained through our company, Alaska Dog Works, to a soldier that is now living in …

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