The Slow Incline: The Thrills at the Pinnacle: The Heart Stopping Descend!

There’s no doubt about it: we are speaking about roller coasters of the world, be they wooden, steel or otherwise, where there is no comparison to the thrills a minute you experience.  Here are a few stats:  The tallest steel ‘roller coaster drop’ in the U.S. is Kingda Ka located (at Six Flags Great Adventure) in Township, New Jersey, or you might want to travel … Continue reading The Slow Incline: The Thrills at the Pinnacle: The Heart Stopping Descend!

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Happenings in Your Own Back Yard . . .

Every year, normally between the months of March and October, there is something going on in your home state.  Most every town has something it is know for, so there’s a festival for it, like the Slug Queen Festival in Eugene, Oregon, or the Wiregrass Festival of Murals in Dothan, Alabama.  How about the  Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa, Florida and the Syracuse Polish Festival … Continue reading Happenings in Your Own Back Yard . . .

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Like a Beacon in the Night . . .

  Although the first modern lighthouse lens was invented in 1822, by the Frenchman, Augustin Fesnel, it was not installed in a lighthouse until 1841.  Until then early lighthouses used wicks as a source of light, and albeit it did deter some disasters, the light beam was only visible for a few miles.  The Egyptians were, however, the first to build a lighthouse, and it is … Continue reading Like a Beacon in the Night . . .

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