austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Keep feeling fascination

My All 2020 Mathematics A to Z: Renormalization was my big bit of writing this week. 1500 or so words about one of the greatest logical challenges to particle physics, which is why I start out in thermodynamics and the Ising Model.


Let's look at some more of DelGrosso's, as we try and catch the roller coaster during its brief moments of working.

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And now the Crazy Mouse is up and running again! Note that items lost will not be retrieved until after the park closes.


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View from the return leg of Crazy Mouse, posed to suggest that the drop tower is part of the ride. That would be a heck of a wild mouse coaster, must agree.


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Scenes of mice behaving not really all that crazy, painted on the side of the Crazy Mouse's exit path.


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Some more of the really not crazy mouse paintings.


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DelGrosso's has more stuff and if we had the full day we'd have likely gone on rides like the Paratrooper or the Musik Express behind it.


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Their Musik Express has the catchy name of Swing Buggy.


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Looking over toward the Casino, a Trabant with gambling theme, and a Super Round-Up ride.


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The small path between two buildings into the Tipton Creek Railroad, the miniature railroad ride.


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Sign thanking the railroad enthusiasts from Bland's Park and from ConRail for getting the ride into shape.


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Looking out the back of the train at the railroad bed. It's not a very scenic railway, sorry to say. I rode in the hindmost row, facing backwards, so I could experience the ride as though I were an ancient Greek facing the unfolding of historical events.


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View of the Crazy Mouse from the forbidden behind. In the background is the DelGrosso's spaghetti-sauce factory, the thing you might have heard of DelGrosso's for.


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Watching the rides park recede in the background.


Trivia: French King Philip VI asked the medical facility at the University of Paris to explain the Black Death. Their verdict was to blame a triple conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars in the 40th degree of Aquarius, which happened the 20th of March, 1345. Also that there were causes ``hidden from even the most highly trained intellects''. Source: The Calendar: The 5000-Year Struggle to Align the Clock with the Heavens --- And What Happened to the Missing Ten Days, David Ewing Duncan.

Currently Reading: Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World, Amir Alexander.

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