Author Archives: John

About John

Part-time blogger, full-time geek from southeastern Michigan. Disney fan, cyclist, watcher of too many movies for my own good.

Updating #2: Yellowstone & other Western parks

So.  This summer I took a very memorable trip with dear friends to visit a number of fantastic parks in Wyoming and the Dakotas. The first surprise was Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. As it’s one of the … Continue reading

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#89: People love dog and cat videos.

Item #89 was to create a YouTube video with over 2,000 hits. Well, I have one that is almost at 18,000 — a video of by brother’s Havanese puppy which has been online for quite a while, but nonetheless every … Continue reading

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Rebooting.

All right, time to get this restarted and totally break the rules and add another 1000 days on to the objective.  Things, happen.

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Number 7 for #15 is an impressive entry

On a sun-drenched, Ohio Chamber of Commerce-type day with temps in the mid-70s, Cedar Point officially introduced GateKeeper, its 16th roller coaster. GateKeeper is a relatively new style of coaster, called a “wing” coaster because the riders ride out on … Continue reading

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Continuing Along With List Item #2

All right, time to update the blog… been way too long since the last entry. We’ll begin with list item #2, visits to National Park Service units. In July, as part of the mini roller Coaster Tour, we spent some … Continue reading

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Halfway done with #15

Took a quick mini-vacation with Jan, David, Marion and Eric to visit Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana and Kings Island near Cincinnati. Just an extended weekend, but it was a fun trip. I’d been to Holiday World a few … Continue reading

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Hey, You Got Ten Great Years Out of Your Hat.                               OK Then, Here’s a Free Replacement. Wait… WHAT???

And now, a brief pause from the regular program of list items for a message from our sponsor. Or at least “a” sponsor. I want to talk about Tilley hats and a tale of amazing customer service. 1About ten years … Continue reading

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