austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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It's no use sitting and a-singing the blues

Some unknown number of you read my humor blog by way of its RSS feed. I have no way of knowing. I suspect it's less than 18,200 though. It can be put on Reading pages for Dreamwidth users, though I suspect I'm the only one who does that either. But, well, here's the postings of the past week.

All that done, let's peek back in at the Columbus Zoo and what used to be Wyandot Lake amusement park.

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Some of where Sea Dragon's track crosses over itself. You can also see the train on the latter half of its circuit.


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And the entrance! Sea Dragon was sixty years old when we visited. Also it turns out we started walking in the exit half of the queue, although there was a light enough line that it didn't hurt us any.


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And the launch station for the ride. The lift hill's on the right side. This is from the top of a small bridge over the lazy river.


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And here's the lazy river, which was already nicely populated that early in the day. It was a pretty warm day by our May standards.


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The launch station. I love a curved loading area.


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Also loved: any roller coaster that still has the manually operated big levers for the brakes and train dispatch. Look at that!


Trivia: In April 1578 Giovanni Battista Benedetti, court mathematician for the Duke of Savoy, proposed a calendar reform with a correction of 21 days, which would place the winter solstice on the first of January. Source: The Calendar: The 5000-Year Struggle to Align the Clock and the Heavens --- and What Happened to the Missing Ten Days, David Ewing Duncan.

Currently Reading: Learning From The Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science, Shauna Devine. See, I do most of my reading during meals and this isn't maybe the best choice, considering.

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