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Days I'll remember all my life

Want to know how my humor blog kept up its regular postings despite my cutting corners to make time for that Pinburgh event? I'm not going to own up to it but maybe you'll work things out if you study what I did post. Since last Thursday it's been:

And now in photos back to Cedar Point, in September, and the last day of Mean Streak as an operating roller coaster. Cedar Point still hasn't announced what exactly they're doing with its skeleton. We know the rough plan, but not all the details.

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Our best parking spot ever at Cedar Point! We got there early to make sure we'd get in on time for the Mean Streak Farewell ceremony, and this got us to the park more time before opening (in the evening, as it was a Friday in September) than we'd ever done before. So we got in the first row, behind only the Preferred, the bus, and the handicapped-access parking.


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Cedar Point's main entrance, decorated for Halloween (above) and with the display sign telling everyone of how Mean Streak was closing for good. They're almost ready to start letting people swarm into the park here.


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Guy in the center wearing the black t-shirt issued to commemorate the closing of Disaster Transport, back in 2012. Going to go ahead and guess he's a roller coaster enthusiast and that he got one or more rides on Mean Streak that final day it had.


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bunny_hugger stopping off in the Rides Graveyard, part of the park with monuments to park rides that have since been taken out. There would be one for Mean Streak added to the graveyard that day. Note the ``fallen'' Sky Ride car number 13 in the background. The graveyard is underneath the path of the Sky Ride.


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Oh, yeah, we did wander past the petting zoo/historical farm and they had the turkeys milling about.


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What I had assumed at the time was merely a test run of Mean Streak, but which I now see carried people! Don't know if they were park employees or VIPs who were getting special access to the not-yet-open ride, or if the ride were actually open that much sooner than its scheduled opening time for the night. I think the official announcement was that it would only run from the park opening time of 6 pm to its funeral service at 7 pm, but it was open to us before 6 pm and maybe it was open even sooner?


Trivia: The American War for Independence resulted in a desperate shortage of alkali in Great Britain, as imports from North America and Spain stopped. Source: The Lunar Men: The Friends Who Made The Future, Jenny Uglow.

Currently Reading: Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Complete Collection, Volume 1, Editor Victor Gorelick. (I haven't had much reading time this past week.)

PS: How July 2017 Treated My Mathematics Blog, my regular statistics check.

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