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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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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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Rock n Roller 16: Family and Carter Caves

We woke up early and headed back to Huntington to meet with my cousin Susan at a Starbucks before we would drive across town to the nursing home to see my grandma and grandpa Scott. The first thing I remarked to Michele was that this part of Huntington sure has changed since I was here last. This section of town …

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Rock n Roller 16: Growing up and Camden Park

Our drive through the state of West Virginia started off in some of the hardest rain I have ever driven. As we worked our way southeast from Pittsburgh and onward to Charleston the rolling hills of Appalachia were beautiful. I was born in this state. A state that is famous for its coal mining and odd shape state that looks …

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Rock n Roller 16: Dorney Park and Kennywood

It was just a couple hour drive from New Jersey to our next stop on the tour, Dorney Park. This park was part of the Cedar Faire family along with Cedar Point and a later park on the tour, Kings Island so it was added late in the planning stages when we decided to get a season pass. Remember, when …

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Rock n Roller 16: New York City and El Torro

We awoke early in our fancy-dancy hi-rise hotel room in the heart of the Big Apple and headed to the truck. We were both surprised that we weren’t towed and more importantly sideswiped. The parking spot we were in was designed for one of those Smart Cars. We headed into the bowels of Queens in search of an ATM. I …

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Rock n Roller 16: Witches and Lobsters

This would be the first day since our long drive across the Great Plains in Kansas that would be without coasters. Thats okay, we are doing something that both Michele and I have wanted to do our whole lives. I have always wanted to visit Salem and learn about the witches, and Michele wanted to eat lobster in Maine. We …

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Rock n Roller 16: Radio show and Lake Compounce

We are in New York in the beautiful Hudson Valley to meet with a good friend of mine that I have never met. Her name is Dorothy and she is known as the Five Sibes Mom in the Internet world. She is very active in the doggie community and she and I host a show together called The Sibe Vibe. …

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Rock n Roller 16: Hershey Park

We arrived at the Happiest Place on Earth, Hershey Park at about an hour before the park opened. This would become Michele’s favorite park on the rock n roller coaster tour. It was a close second to me, with Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA coming in first. Hershey Park is a real, live Willy Wonka’s World! It has its own …

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Rock n Roller 16: Cedar Point

I had been looking forward to this day my whole life! Today Michele and I would be at the Roller Coaster Capital of the World, Cedar Point on the shores of Lake Erie in the small town of Sandusky, Ohio. We have been on the road for five days on the rock n roller 16 coaster tour across America and …

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