710 and I went to Cedar Point this last weekend, alone, by ourselves!
I wasn't planning on videoing a thing until I'd say we were halfway through our day and then I started to see if I could formulate a vlog post. But it turns out, without going back to replicate a number of things - which I was not willing to do - there wasn't a lot of cohesion to the video that I did shoot.
So now, you get some set-up, some context (but only some) and then of course, the video.
This was the first time in almost 20 years where we haven't gone to CP without kids - nieces and nephews. And while I adore them, they're too timid, too short, or too impatient to ride the adult coasters. So we've missed out on a lot since then.
This time, it was just us.
It worked well - and it didn't.
Our first two coasters were a mistake. The Mantis is a stand-up coaster that warned you to take out earrings. Not an issue, but I ended up seeing why. They pull over security rack banged your head and ears so fucking hard on the ride it was no fun at all. None.
The next ride, the Mean Streak, is one of, if not the, tallest, fastest wooden coasters in the U.S. 3:10 minutes is a long time in coaster rides - and it only had a 10 minute wait. But it came at a price. 1:20 minutes the pain in my back was so jarring, I was cringing ahead of time thinking of each hill and turn. Seriously, on that pain chart they give at the doc's office, it was easily a 9. I was on the verge of tears.
When getting off, we thought we had made a mistake coming and that maybe we were too old for this.
But 710 talked me into going on the
I was cursing 710 on the 45 minute wait, but I was wrong. The ride was SO worth it. And you gotta figure, you can do almost anything for 17 seconds (though my iphone timed it at 23.4 seconds!).
After that it was onto the Magnum (which you see me - avec hair - on in 1990?). And revel in it folks - that's 710 in the front right.
You can't really take pics on coasters these days. They're too fast and oh, my iPhone is considerably more expensive than a disposable camera. ...but you see me with hair. ...and thin.
The Magnum is still a blast - and Millenium Force is over the top incredible (no sides to the car and no steps down the incline if you ever got stuck - oh and 310 ft down!, but it's the second hill that is the fun one). It is totally worth a 75 minute wait.
So yeah, we ended up having fun - though for two times now, the Maverick (yes, most of the coasters start with 'M') has been so backed-up we couldn't get on. 12 seats per car - are you kidding me? Oh, and it broke down as we and waited and waited. We finally gave up.
So - that's some of the background. None of the video is in any kind of order, but it's just meant to be fun - that's all.
Song by: Everything but the Girl