Midwest Coaster Madness '03!!

Thursday, March 27, 2003 6:17 PM
Hey there. I'm planning a trip leaving from Boston (my hometown) to the Midwest this summer. Unfortunately, I can only get time off work after both Coasterbuzz events, and won't be able to attend. I was hoping, however, that some of you would like to eihter meet up with me when i come by your homepark, or travel with me. I'll gladly pick up anyone along the way (New England, NY, PA people heads up).

The current plan is to visit the following parks: Kennywood, Conneaut Lake, Knoebels, Cedar Point, SFWoA, PKI, HW, Indiana Beach, and SFGAm.

Of course, i'd rather rearrange the trip/park schedule to accomodate more people than go it all on my own. If you post a reply to this topic, I'll send you the e-mail with dates, proposed itinerary, and other fun facts.

I'm looking forward to see who's interested, and i hope to make this my best coaster trip yet!!

~me

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Thursday, March 27, 2003 7:16 PM
Hmm, you are only visiting one park in the Midwest (SFGAM), maybe you should re-name the trip "Ohio River Valley Madness '03". Or maybe "Mid-East Coaster Madness." I'm sorry you Ohioans, you closer to the east coast than you'll EVER be to the west coast.

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SW:):)SH
midwestinfoguide.com

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Friday, March 28, 2003 8:06 AM
The only parks that are listed that are not a part of the midwest are Kennywood, Conneaut Lake, and Knoebels. THe reason is PA is not part of the Midwest. Its considered the East.

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Chris Knight
Who is hoping to make it to his first SRM.
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Friday, March 28, 2003 8:12 AM
Associated Press says Midwest states are: Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota.

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Friday, March 28, 2003 8:42 AM
Ohio is very much a Midwest state, in both geography and culture.

The dictionary says: "N central U.S. including area around Great Lakes & in upper Mississippi valley from Ohio & sometimes Kentucky on the E to North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, & Kansas on the W"

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Virtual Midway
http://www.virtualmidway.com

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Friday, March 28, 2003 8:44 AM
Kentucky is in no way midwest. It's south. It's amazing that just a few minutes south of Cincinnati, you'll hear people with southern accents.

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

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Friday, March 28, 2003 8:46 AM
Dude, there are "southern" accents in Lodi, Ohio, and that's what, 20 miles from Lake Erie?

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Friday, March 28, 2003 8:49 AM
Really? I'm not talking about hick-speak, I mean southern belles who say "y'all" and waitresses who call you "darlin'". I experienced this once at a Cracker Barrel maybe 2 miles from the Ohio River.

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

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Friday, March 28, 2003 8:28 PM
Hey guys, umm, back to the topic...

Anyone interested? Or at least want the e-mail so you could meet up with me?

~me

ps - and you can call the trip whatever you want.

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Friday, March 28, 2003 10:31 PM
Heck, having spent time in Kansas, and driven though the Dakotas, in no way do I consider them part of the 'Midwest'.

The Midwest having water...

So what do they consider the Great Plains?

Personally, I see the Midwest as the low-altitude Union states between the Appalachians and the Mississippi River. Unlike the plains, the midwest has trees...
*** This post was edited by Wolf 3/29/2003 3:31:34 AM ***

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Saturday, March 29, 2003 5:27 AM
I do realize the term "midwest" was coined before the "west" was all the way to the "west" coast -- however don't you think it's silly (no stupid) to call a state "midwestern" when it's not even remotely close to the middle of the nation (Missouri, Iowa)? I don't know maybe I just think that calling Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky - Middle eastern States would make more sense - or at least referring them to their "real" name - Ohio River Valley States, would make more sense.

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SW:):)SH
midwestinfoguide.com

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Saturday, March 29, 2003 6:36 AM
I doesn't matter what the heck the region is called........ get back to the freakin topic..... try Valley fair... nothing compares to Steel Venom ( other than the other impulses) but yeah.....so stay focused people....!!!!
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Saturday, March 29, 2003 7:45 PM
Thanks DaNo. =) I really am interested in visiting these parks, and i know it's early on. When plans are solidified, i'll just put the dates on the meeting calendar.

I realize you guys are just busting my balls, (or perhaps you truly are fascinated by regional borders of the US), but i would appreciate spreading the word to folks you think may be interested.

Oh, and Valleyfair! may be on the trip list - i have friends in Minneapolis whom i may visit, but it is a bit out of the way, and although Steel Venom looks awesome, there's already 3 other impulses to ride without driving that far. =)

~me

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Saturday, March 29, 2003 8:38 PM
im only like 20 minutes from Knoebel's, so i could possibly meet up wit u there.
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