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Fiesta Texas--I'd never been there. It took a powerful guilt trip and a largely unspent paycheck to get me away from my cozy Austin spiderweb, but, even with the cold, constant rain, it was a great trip. I haven't been to an amusement park in something like 15 years, I can't remember the exact date, and I've never gone with a group of friends.

Lessee--The Scream. I'm never, never going on The Scream again. I wouldn't have gone on The Scream in the first place--it's a giant tower, actually three towers, that launch a serving of 12 to the top, plunge them down, "bungie" them a bit, and finally serves over asphalt. It dominated the skyline, painted in rainbow colors like it wanted to be the destination point for the Amusement Park Pride Parade. The worst part of any of these rides for me is the horrible, sick anticipation, which is ALL The Scream is. I didn't want to wimp out in front of Butterfly and Kaanah, who were both, I think, hoping I would so they didn't have to go, so after hyperventilating and cringing for 10 minutes, usually with a terrified rictus grin and a string of high-pitched giggles, I sat down, fastened my seatbelt, closed my eyes, and then the ride was closed because of the rain. Thank the gods. I went later, with the conspicuous ABSENSE of Butterfly and Kaanah (sticks out tongue, pbfth!) and the ride was everything I hoped it would be, never again.

Oy!

We LOVED the Happie-Go-Pukie, though I think it was actually called The Frisbee, it will always be the Happie-Go-Pukie in my heart. And because of the rain, we were able to jump off, run around, and get on the ride on the next flight! sdocat got some photos, somehow without launching my camera into space, of me, Butterfly and kaanah's co-worker Will being spun like a roulette wheel. They're understandably a bit blurry.

What else, what else--rain, cold, donuts, double-entendres. Butterfly had a chance to be out of her breakup angst-vortex, which was great for her. I screamed a lot, bitched even more, watched as the Log Fleum ride shook me for my lunch money, turned me upside down so all my spare change dropped into a convenient pool below--beautiful setup, I admire its perfection. Cheezoid, cheese-like product which was absolutely nasty, and made the Happy-go-Pukie a little more frightening. A great haunted house, which was totally worth the $5, from a cheapskate like myself, that means something.

Thanks so much, Sdocat! I really needed that!

More as I post my pictures of the event, and I'll link to the journal-entries of the other players, if they post.

Pictures, first draft, are at:
http://www.night-sky.org/~spotty/fiesta/
Thanks, baktre!


SL

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fletcher
Oct. 27th, 2003 04:31 pm (UTC)
"regrettable" does not even begin to describe that picture of Taz.

Still, it should please Mrs. Taz to know that it's so big it'll
push all the way through and out the other side.

The obvious caption, of course, is "What?! It's midnight already?!"

poppinjaye
Oct. 27th, 2003 07:38 pm (UTC)
:)
Nice legs ;)

-ppj
spottylogic
Oct. 27th, 2003 08:52 pm (UTC)
Re: :)
Well, I'm glad someone thinks so, since I couldn't have my legs validated at the Legs in Kilts contest :)
spottylogic
Oct. 27th, 2003 09:02 pm (UTC)
And I will cheerfully admit to the folly of wearing shorts in 55-degree soggy weather. Particularly denim shorts that are a size too large.
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