austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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But I am so lazy, don't want to wander

Like I warned Friday, it was a slow week on my mathematics blog because I was so busy living and didn't have time to write. But here's what I did write:

And meanwhile in the story strips ... What's Going On In Alley Oop? What's With All The Time Travel Suddenly? April - June 2018. (Also, really, smarter time travel.) And that takes me back to Casino Pier.

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Pirate's Hideaway: the only grown-up roller coaster remaining from our first Seaside Heights visit. It had been, back then, enclosed under a roof. And it had a photo booth, so we got an on-ride photograph that bunny_hugger keeps in her wallet.


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And the superheroic mouse statue that used to be beside the Wild Mouse, the first roller coaster bunny_hugger and I rode together. The Wild Mouse has moved to California. The superheroic mouse that's no clearly identifiable intellectual property has relocated to beside the Pirate's Hideaway.


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Unidentifiable bear-based statue that's near one of the car rides on Casino Pier.


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Panoramic view of the approximate vicinity of Funtown Pier, destroyed by fire in 2013 by wires damaged in Superstorm Sandy the year before. Rebuilding has been ... sluggish, to make it sound faster than it has been. But here it looked like some actual work was going on? Maybe?


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More of the construction going on that maybe might turn into a new amusement pier? Or just building a couple shops on the boardwalk to help us forget there used to be FunTown Pier there.


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bunny_hugger taking pictures of the work in progress near what used to be FunTown Pier.


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Sign for the Sawmill Express restaurant, which is a fun tease for the place. We thought about eating there but ended up moving on instead.


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And like it looks, activity around the FunTown Pier location. In the background there's one of two Three Brothers Pizza places along Seaside Heights/Seaside Park's boardwalk. We would find a third Three Brothers pizza place in Ocean City.


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I don't know, going home with beach sand on you is part of the thrill, I thought.


Trivia: Between March 2000 and December 2001 roughly $7 trillion in market value was lost from the NASDAQ exchange. Source: How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities, John Cassidy.

Currently Reading: Models of Spatial Processes: An Approach to the Study of Point, Line, and Area Patterns, Arthur Getis, Barry Boots.


Tags: casino pier, fifth anniversary trip, mathematics
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