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.

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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#11: Illegal Pyrotechnics… Depending on Your Village, Township or City, Your Mileage May Vary.

So… here’s a salute to all things July 4.  This year I was able to stretch the holiday into the better part of a week, starting out with the 20th annual Salute to America at Greenfield Village on July 1. … Continue reading

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#23… With more to come, I hope.

#23 on the list is attending a D23 Event. You might be wondering what D23 is. It’s the name of the “official” Disney fan club (the 23 refers to 1923, the year the Company was founded by Walt). I’ve been … Continue reading

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Wrapping up #94

Well, I can cross one more off faster than I’d have guessed. Near the tail end of my teaching gig at Antioch, Libby, Michelle and I drove down to Boston for the day.  One destination was the John F. Kennedy … Continue reading

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