coasters

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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. …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »