May 14th, 2018

krazy koati

And all this peaceful living is driving me insane

I'm still shaking out of my mathematics-blog doldroms. Here's the past week's efforts.

And in the comics. What's Going On In Mary Worth? Muffins And Despair. February - May 2018. Wilbur has stuff happen to him!

And now let's close out Bowcraft.

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Mix of rides at the Bowcraft Amusement Park, including the Tilt-a-Whirl, the rocking ship, Crossbow roller coaster, and a kiddie ride whose name I can't find, but it's the submarine-themed thing on the left there.


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bunny_hugger posing for a picture with the big pig up front.


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bunny_hugger sharing her iced drink with the big pig.


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And a nice slow dance with the big pig.


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The arcade inside Bowcraft Amusement Park. No pinball, alas. A couple of slot machines that we didn't know were legal.


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Dragon Coaster as seen from the windows at the main building with the arcade.


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An ancient picture of Bowcraft Amusement Park that's on a shelf up top of the arcade and souvenir shop. Undated as far as I can tell. Certainly predates 2006 when the Crossbow roller coaster would be built, up at the center-top of the picture. There's a Ferris wheel in evidence in the picture that's not there. I'm not sure but I think in the far back of the picture, where the roller coaster now is, might be an archery range; the spot started out, decades ago, as an archery and ski equipment store, which is why it has that name.


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Stairs leading down from the arcade. The carpeting looks a bit 70s-old, and the wallpaper looks similarly dated and a bit worn. That the signs say Downstairs Closed and warning that the restrooms are in the park gave the place a certain Conneaut Lake Park vibe that also endeared the park to us.


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And peeking inside the Party Castle as we left for the day; there's plenty of picnic tables inside, some of them partially set up for an event, or not quite un-set from the last.


Trivia: When Congress returned to Washington City in October 1807 President Thomas Jefferson reported to it how he had made contracts to purchase gunpowder --- for the possibility of war with the United Kingdom --- without appropriations; but it was not clear that he had actually spent any money, rather than making pledges he was confident the Congress would authorize. (They did.) Source: Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS, David J Barron.

Currently Reading: Exploring Mercury: The Iron Planet, Robert G Strom, Ann L Sprague.