Ah...to be young again. I'll be spending my off-season working (as usual), and spending my free time working on inside home improvement, reading, artwork, and getting my coaster fix playing RCT. Hopefully CP will be constructing something new that I can keep track of on their website. Although I agree the warm weather people are lucky to not have an off-season, I agree the anticipation of waiting for your home park to open is something I enjoy.
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I'm spending it by posting on RRC, Coasterbuzz, and a few other coaster sites, watching coaster videos, movies and T.V., and playing RCT. Oh yeah, and riding the SCBB Giant Dipper as much as I can seeing as how I live only about an hour away, and taking a trip to IOA and the Orlando parks again in January for a week, and oh yeah, I almost forgot, going to SFMM and the Knott's Winter Coaster Solace in March also. Plus SFMW and PGA open then during the weekends too. So I'll have a pretty good off-season I must say. ;) Not to rub it in or anything. :) -----------------
Between Oct 6, 2001 and April 7, 2002 around 40 trips to Hersheypark Arena (in its last season... sniff... before the new Giant Center) for Hershey Bears Hockey, and hopefully a long play off run after that.
Painting lots of 15mm minature figures (American Revolution figures for the most part this year).
Keeping up to date on things on the "Honey-Do" list at home.
Of course, work as always.
Also, what ever else we may decide to do at the last minute.
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Since I am moving from Tampa to D.C. it's going to be strange not being able to go to Disney, BGT, and IOA when I want. I will just have to tough it out and wait for opening day and maybe make a trip to Orlando. ----------------- ************** "FEAR the Four!"
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What am I doing in the off-season?? Growing older, damn it! My biological coaster-clock is ticking fast!!! I hate "down time" at my age (54). Anyway, I'll probably just exercise and try to take off some weight and be in the best possible condition for April when my home park of SFGAdv reopens. I can't believe it's FrightFest again...seems like it's still FF last year! I mean, a whole year actually just flew by!!! They say that as you get older, time seems to go much faster and it's so absolutely true!!!!! Launching in 3-2-1!!!!! I hope somebody on CB is older than me!!!
sgonda I am 29 and hoping to have the same enthusiasm that you have about coasters when I am your age. Actually I know I will. ;) Six Flags Great Adventure is a good home park. Mine is Hersheypark Its cool getting to meet so many different coaster fans in one place. Thats why I love coasterbuzz so much. This thread is the best one I have started..Lets keep this going...
Coaster-wise, not much. Kennywood's not building anything major for 2002, so I've nothing to do in that respect. I may stop off at SFWoA to see what's going on if I'm in the area, but other than that, nothing.
Actually, coasters have taken a back seat in my life right now. It's not that I like coasters any less or anything, it's just that my time's being taken up with other things.
My offseason will be spent most of the time in school, obviously. Outside of that, though, I'll try to keep pretty busy. Within a month, I should have my driver's license, and a spike in social activity is bound to follow. My two favorite sports by far, hockey (GO PENS!) and football, are finally back in full swing. My fantasy football team is kinda strugglin', but it's a marathon, not a sprint. My fantasy hockey team? We're going all the way, baby. Sakic, Jagr, Belfour... good times, good times...
I'm excited about what all could go down this fall, winter, and spring. My life, on the whole, is great. It's fun to be me again! :)
Well, to the most important thing is school work. I want to keep my grades up so I can get my license in February. So far a got all A's in every class. School is my number one priority right now. Last school year was the best, and I want this year to be great also.
I will also be playing a lot of hockey, like I already I'm right now. I'll try to go to Avalanche hockey games, if my dad can get tickets. We miss you Bourque!
The big "event" I'm looking for is getting my license in February and driving all my ladies around, ya know! Hey, I'll eat something new besides Dairy Queen and Japanese food every day.
I'm looking forward for The Fast And The Furious to come out on DVD. I'll be watching that movie a lot. The 1994 Toyota Supra, the 1992 Mazda RX-7, and the 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse are phat! Gotta love those cars!
What else could make the off-season good is following construction of a new coaster at Elitch Gardens :)
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Well, I might get a job soon, and I should get my drivers liscense soon. I will probably spend my off-season looking for info about "New at SFSTL for 2002", going to Church, spending time with Friends from Church, going to our Church's Youth Group events, listening to Christian Music ALOT, and being on the computer alot. As you can see, Church is very important to me! My youth group is awesome! Actually, everything I mentioned, I also do in the ON-Season. lol As for stuff that I "only" do in the off-season, umm...I guess playing in the snow. lol I LOVE snow! I mean, it would be nice to be able to visit amusement parks in the winter whenever I wanted, but I think I would miss the cold weather and snow and stuff. Just my thoughts...
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I got a little after school job at a Family Pharmacy (Phamily Phun Pharmacy Pharmacuticals a.k.a. PPPP) <--Corny I know. Oh well these means more money to use to buy my first season pass to PKD! ----------------- "Good things come in small packages"- .