Holiday World & Splashin'
Santa Claus, Indiana
May 26, 2011
Yeah, during the long winter months I look forward to the opening of the
coaster season but what I really look forward to is The Negative-G
Road Trip because that's when Bond and I get together with our best friends
and go crazy riding as many coasters as we can.
The first stop on this years tour was Bond and my old stomping grounds;
Holiday World. Joining us after a long Negative-G Road Trip absence
due to working on his Masters Degree was our buddy Greg. The plan
was for everyone to meet up with us at Holiday World during the day before
heading on south for the rest of the trip.
Ok, there's a reason for Greg and Waterboy's embrace. You see Waterboy
was supposed to come on the trip with us but due to work he was not able
to make it so no one expected to see him. It turns out he had this
day off and wanted to surprise everyone so he and I set it all up.
While we were on our way he called while "on break at work" to
wish us a good day. Then as Bond, Greg and I were walking up to the
gates I mentioned to them "Hey look over there" where Brian was
sitting. Both screamed "Brian!" and ran over and gave him
Shortly after we got there Gump (Todd) and Bratman (Paul) along with Todd's
son Travis pulled up into the parking lot. We have a really fun group
on the Negative-G Forums. Yeah sometimes we don't post often but everyone
is always in contact with each other. We make a point to travel with
each other. What's become obvious over the past couple of years is
that we're not just people on a forum who share a common interest, we're
not just coaster enthusiasts, we're a family.
Oh, see how empty Holiday World's parking lot is. Well it was like
that all day long meaning we pretty much had the park to ourselves.
Now that's the way to kick off a trip; exclusive park time!
It was nice seeing the Raven overhead. While I do miss living in Santa
Claus from time to time I'm glad I'm where I am.