December 6th, 2019

krazy koati

Things were really humming

What's happening on my humor blog? Oh, you know, the usual stuff, such as this:

Now back to look at Elitch Gardens. The most important ride, by our lights, was the big wooden roller coaster.

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Entrance to Twister II, ``Build Wilder the Second Time Around'', to replace the original Elitch Garden's Mister Twister. The Twister roller coaster at Knoebels is a near-mirror of the Original Elitch Mister Twister. Twister II is not much like the original or like the mirror copy either.


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Also ... yes, this little roofed entrance for Twister II seems adorable yet unnecessary. I suppose it's just a themed sitting area, really?


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And here's the real entrance to Twister II, which includes a nice long walk through the coaster's infield. Notice the sign at the end telling you where to go to get to the ride.


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Pausing a moment to watch the roller coaster at the base of a hill.


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And here's the roller coaster going up above us again.


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The base of another hill on Twister II's path. Notice the little wooden step path used to get onto the track for inspections. Or, I suppose, passenger evacuation in case the train should come to a stop mid-ride here.


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New Elitch Gardens is still in the midst of town; here, just past the approach to the station, is a service road and the train tracks outside.


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Turntable Studios, which is just my kind of building architecture, visible in the distance from Twister II. Studio apartments available from $1,205 monthly.


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Unfortunately a storm rolled in, forcing the stopping of the train until the lightning passed by. So here's the train waiting out the weather with the rest of us.


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Looking out over the departure path to some miscellaneous structure sprawled out on park grounds?, and the highway beyond it. In front is the official measuring stick for rider height.


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And finally! The weather's good enough to send trains out again.


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Exit path, with the roller coaster lift hill at the top of the photograph.


Trivia: By 1900 only about one-tenth of Britain's labor force was involved in agriculture. Source: An Edible History of Humanity, To Standage.

Currently Reading: Apollo: The Lost And Forgotten Missions, David J Shayler.

PS: What I Learned Doing My Fall 2019 Mathematics A To Z, seven hundred words of thoughts about that.