austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
austin_dern
austin_dern

I wish today could be tomorrow

And how's my humor blog going? It's been like this:

And now let us lay Mean Streak to rest, last month.

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The start of the funeral procession, moving from the now-closed Mean Streak to the rides graveyard at the front of the park. The blurry figure on the track is one of the trains on a return leg, going on even after the eulogy for the ride has been completed.


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The mob: all these many people moving with the pallbearers, putting Mean Streak to its official rest.


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And yet another train still running on Mean Streak, as we hung back towards the end of the pack.


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Last view of Mean Streak, as we decided we didn't want to wait for the final train of all to run, and we also didn't want to miss the official burial at the front of the park. Yes, there's another train still running on the track (look at the center-left).


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Construction people hustling the ride's entrance sign through the pack of funeral onlookers. They didn't actually knock anyone over, but came near enough, and my attempt at warning bunny_hugger they were coming didn't help her prepare in the slightest.


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Mean Streak's main entrance sign, set in front of its ceremonial pillar in the rides graveyard, and in front of an open grave. Something or other was put in during the ceremony; we couldn't hear a thing anyone was saying, and the crowd was too big for us to actually see what was being put in.


Trivia: Ancient rock and meteorite evidence suggests Earth's original atmosphere had about as much neon as nitrogen. Today there is about 60,000 times as much nitrogen as neon. Source: Oxygen: The Molecule That Made The World, Nick Lane.

Currently Reading: A Gambling Man: Charles II's Restoration Game, Jenny Uglow.

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