Skip to main content

Win Some, Lose Some

On Saturday, John and I took a trip down to Six Flags (I know, I've been going a lot lately! LOL).

(John had gotten a Season's Pass too and he needed to get his new card by the end of this season in order to get the Gold Member status for next year.)

So Friday night, McKayla went to spend the weekend with Aunt Leslie and John and I woke up early on Saturday to head down to Atlanta. We got there about 10:30 but didn't get to actually ride any rides until almost 12 b/c they said it was 'too cold'. The coasters are rated at a certain speed and when they're cold, they'll go faster than is safe. So they have to wait til the temp is right and then do test runs and THEN allow passengers on board. My question tho: if they have to do empty test runs anyway, why not test run AND warm up the tracks at the same time?

We rode the Sky Bucket first, b/c it was one of the only ones running, then "The Great American Scream Machine" (and were actually the first to ride!), "Superman" (my favorite), "Ninja" (made me sick this time. oops!), "Goliath" and "Georgia Cyclone"

Of course with it being October, Fright Fest was still in full swing. Add that with it being the LAST weekend they were open for the season and you get a mad house affect. There were people EVERYWHERE. We ended up spending all day there (left about 10:30pm) and even though we didn't ride a lot of rides, we still had a lot of fun. It was nice just being with John (cue the mushy-gushy music LOL).

Here, have a look at the few pictures I managed to take all day long. :-D







Now onto the explanation for my title (if you were paying attention LOL):

Win Some:
Notice the snake in the above picture. John won that for me at one of the games. He was aiming to win the giant Scooby for me but broke only 2 of the 3 required plates. He told me later that I was lucky he broke even the 2 LOL

Lose Some:
After riding Georgia Cyclone, I went to put my hair back up in the banana clip when I knocked it out of my mouth and it went bouncing down the exit ramp and over the railing to the bottom. If that's the only thing I lose while there, I'm happy! :-)

Be ready for my Six Flags posts coming up next year. With me, John, Aunt Leslie AND Kathleen all having Season Passes, you KNOW we'll be going a lot! :-D

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Great Dane Standard Through the Ages Part III ~1976~

The 1976 Official Illustrated Standard
Revised & Edited by The Great Dane Club of America, Inc. Written text AKC approved August 10, 1976 Illustrated by Donald E. Gauther - Great Dane Breeder & Judge Copyright, 1972


1. GENERAL CONFORMATION (a) GENERAL APPEARANCE. The Great Dane combines in its distinguished appearance dignity, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body. He is one of the giant breeds, but is unique in that his general conformation must be so well balanced that he never appears clumsy and is always a unit--the Apollo of dogs. He must be spirited and courageous--never timid. He is friendly and dependable. This physical and mental combination is the characteristic which gives the Great Dane the majesty possessed by no other breed. It is particularly true of this breed that there is an impression of great masculinity in dogs as compared to an impression of great femininity in bitches. The male should appear more massive t…

The Great Dane Standard Through the Ages Part II ~1945~

The Official Illustrated Standard of the Great Dane Club of America, INC. 1945
(Typed for easy reading below each picture which has made this post EXTREMELY long. Also, you *should* be able to click on the pictures to enlarge, but sadly still not enough to read the charts.)


BREEDERS CODED OF ETHICS as endorsed by THE GREAT DANE CLUB OF AMERICA
There are only five recognize colors; all these basically fall into four color strains: 1 FAWN and BRINDLE, 2. HARLEQUIN and HARLEQUIN bred BLACK, 3. BLUE and BLUE bred BLACK, 4. BLACK. Color classifications being well founded, the Great Dane Club of America, Inc. considers it an inadvisable practice to mix color strains and it is the club's policy to adhere to the following matings:
------------------------------------------------------------------------ FAWN TO FAWN OR BRINDLE ONLY
BRINDLE TO BRINDLE OR FAWN ONLY
Pedigrees of FAWN or BRINDLED Danes should not carry HARLEQUIN, BLACK or BLUE upon them -------------------------------------------…

The Great Dane Standard Through the Ages Part IV ~1995~

(This is the last and current Standard)

The Great Dane Illustrated Standard Approved and Published by the Great Dane Club of America, Inc. September 1995, Illustrations by Stephen J. Hubbel
An Illustrated Standard And Guide for the Evaluation of the Great Dane This booklet has been prepared by The Great Dane Club of America to assist fanciers, breeders and judges in their assessment and understanding of desired Great Dane type. Nothing in the discussions or illustrations contained herein should be construed as altering or contradicting the provisions of the Official Standard of the Great Dane adopted by this club and approved by The American Kennel Club. It is rather to be considered as a supplement to, and expansion on, the Official Standard.
The reader should remember the Official Standard describes the ideal Great Dane. In the following commentary we discus common deviations from that ideal, and the relative importance to be place on such deviations in the overall evaluation of an in…