Silver Dollar City
March 25 & 26, 2011
The off season stinks. That's just a fact of life here
in the Midwest. There's nothing good to ride outside of taking a huge
trip far away and the weather just drives you crazy. Well with needing
and I mean NEEDING in a bad way to ride I decided to surprise Bond with
a trip. Actually I really wanted to reward him with something special
for turning his grades around and doing a lot more at home without guidance.
So I decided to surprise him with a trip to a park he's been wanting to
go for ages: Silver Dollar City.
So I planned and planned and on Thursday March 24 I picked him up from school
and sprung the trap. The video above is his priceless reaction to
finding out that instead of sitting in class the next day he'd be speeding
around on several coasters.
So after school we sped down the five and a half hour drive to Branson,
Missouri, checked into our room, passed out and then got up and headed out
to kick off the 2011 coaster season. As you can see Bond's all happy
about not having to go to school.
Of course when I made him go to school...well he wasn't as happy.
Look at how thrilled he is to have a learning experience when he should
be riding coasters.
Actually the weather was a bit cold when we got there, well under the fourty
degrees needed to open Silver Dollar City's big coasters so we wandered
around exploring the park while Mother Nature did her work.
Bond likes to get his "Disk-O on" and as it'd make me ill I let
him go off and get a spin on Silver Dollar City's Electro-Spin.