I admittedly haven't had a whole lot change for me. I've gone to parks, I've traveled, I have some fall plans to go to parks and to travel, and tonight I had a surprisingly good steak at a new-ish restaurant ..
My friends uncle owns that place! He also owns 'Fish on Fire' over by the airport and I highly recommend their hush puppies!
I've been to Universal/IOA this year and also since they've opened back up but I typically just go for drinks and people watching for an hour or two. It didn't even register to me that I hadn't rode a coaster yet the last time I was there. I typically do all my coaster riding during the holidays or with the projects I work on. Guess I am going to have to make a trip just to get a ride sometime soon.
Please pass along my compliments!! My friend and I used to frequent the old Bauern Stube German restaurant when I lived on that side of town. I was out that way visiting him yesterday and we wanted to go see what moved in. We were very impressed and absolutely pigged out. And when the piano player/singer played Bye Bye Lil Sebastian unprompted, it was icing on the cake.
I’ve been to Cedar Point every year since my first visit in 2008 — not this year. With parks still closed in California, not much riding for me this year. Couple days at Disneyland back in February. Just got back from a roadtrip this summer visiting national parks and such in Utah, that was nice. Including a day at Lagoon.
"We need more 'Bort' license plates in the gift shop. I repeat, we are sold out of 'Bort' license plates."
Man, the Bauren Stube was awesome. I used to frequent that place too a decade back. A hidden gem of O town. We would pit stop for steins during airport runs. The food and atmosphere was great. Though I don't remember it being known for the steaks.
I just cancelled Columbus day flights for a quick weekend trip to Orlando. The event the trip was based on got nixed a while back... And there's no Bauren Stube anymore.
I am content that I forced a CP trip to see the official 150, even though despite the lack of lines, it was a melancholic scene.
Maybe aspirations for a fall foliage Lightning Run... one to ride still on my shortlistLast edited by Kstr 737, Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:05 PM
The Bauren Stube never had steaks, but the place there now is the steakhouse. I used to get the schnitzel and spaetzle at the Bauren Stube and it was always delicious.
The parks in 2020 definitely are odd. It's this odd mix of just being so happy to be back and walking the midways and riding rides combined with "this is just too weird".
I did get exactly two coasters in this summer - at Quassy. Wooden Warrior is a peach, smooth but punchy and it really is fabulous for how little it is.
So I continued my "At least one coaster" streak.
After a 10 year run, the Face your Fear Project at Mount Union will not happen this fall, which is like ripping a little piece of my heart out.
Mount Union has restricted all travel, so there is no way around it.
Promoter of fog.
That's a bummer. I've read your posts about that every fall and know how much fun you had with that.
Hopefully it will return next year!
I'm still considering flying up and grabbing a beer at Cedar Point this fall. I kinda wanted to visit during the actual 150th summer, even without any of the 150th hoopla, since the park has been a big part of my life. Maybe a lap on Blue Streak will be my only coaster this year.
Brett; absolutely returning in 2021...they will be lucky if I'm not still pushing for it when I'm 90.
And yea, Chris, that was more or less our perspective. It was a #seasonlikenoother and we got to be a part of it. The fall weekends look particularly appealing, and I just might try and talk the committee (i.e., wife) into making a quick trip to make a day of it.
Promoter of fog.
I also would like to make the trek for a Cedar Point fall weekend. I know what I'd be walking into, it just wouldn't be fall without a Cedar Point day. Spring and summer days are obviously good times at The Point, but there's just something extra special about CP Fall Season. If I don't make it, I guess that would be my broken steak.
No Cedar Point for me...for the first time since 1972.
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One streak that even a worldwide pandemic cannot change. Once again, Michigan’s Adventure did not get a new coaster, and Timber Rider is still unhappy.
I'm still considering flying up and grabbing a beer at Cedar Point this fall.
Depending on when you go, roundtrip from MCO to CLE Friday to Monday can be had for as little as $25 on Frontier. Of course if you pick a seat or take a bag that'll more than double it. But there's a chance the base price for the flight will wind up costing less than the tab at Red Garter or Surf Lounge.
Joke’s on you. Red Garter is closed.
That's a bummer because a beer at the Garter in the fall is a must.
I have a ton of credits on three different airlines since all my trips were cancelled this year but that isn't a bad deal, even with picking a seat and a bag. I'll have to check Frontier when I get to booking. Right now Delta is at the top of my list since they are not allowing anyone to sit in the middle seat.
I was pricing some flights, and one of Frontier's "gotcha" strategies is a fee if you are redeeming points for a flight less than 30 days out. The fee to redeem my points made a one way more expensive than the round trip in certain circumstances.
I think the only streak I've broken this year is not riding a single amusement ride. But I got to do some jet skiing last week which was arguably much more fun.
I call shenanigans. You just need one ride on a Dragon Wagon to refresh your memory.
Sorry, I meant more fun than anything but. I thought my very existence implies that Dragon Wagons are infinitely more fun than everything else on the planet.
Except maybe a ride on the john after a healthy dose of bran.Last edited by Vater, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:45 PM
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