Monday, June 11, 2007

So how was your weekend?


In Hot Springs, Arkansas yesterday, a dozen riders on a roller coaster spent half an hour hanging upside down - 150 feet above the ground - after a power outage shut down the attraction. It took about 30 minutes for the city Fire Department to rescue the riders using a ladder truck. Spectators cheered when the riders were brought to the ground from the highest point of a loop on the X-Coaster, but one passenger threw up after reaching safety. Oh. My.

10 comments:

  1. ooohhhh...that is one of my worst nightmares!

    We took our 5 year old granddaughter to Lagoon Amusement Park http://www.lagoonpark.com/ in Farmington, Utah on Saturday and the only ride I went on was the Wild Kingdom Train.

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  2. Hi, Christy!

    You, daredevil, you. LOL

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  3. Since I had knee surgery on the 6th my weekend was me sitting around with my leg on a pillow. Since I found your new book at Wally World right before surgery, I am lucky enought to have something really good to read!

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  4. I don't do roller coasters!! I get sick just riding in a car! I would have thrown up long before I'd been rescued! lol

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  5. Yikes I think I would have a headache

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  6. I'm sure I won't be going on a loopy ride at our county fair which opened on Friday..your pic is one of the reasons why. I'm surprised they all didn't throw up. The merry-go-round is just fine for me.

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  7. I love roller coasters! At least I did until seeing your blog picture!!! Now I maybe I'll have to change to the "granny" rides.

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  8. Yeah, the article said their faces were red when they got down. Well duh.

    Sheila, hope your knee is doing well and that you have lots of great reading material!

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  9. Oh my goodness I am glad that I didn't see this before I left for Disney World. I would have been freaking out the whole time.

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  10. Glad my short term memory failed me & I didn't remember this while our David was going on each ride 3 times at Busch Gardens!
    I LOVE roller coasters but haven't tried one since I've returned to contacts. Wearing glassses made me hesitate on a loopy ride, but didn't stop son.
    I noticed a few years ago I felt uncomfortable on a gondola ride so hope I'm not getting scared of heights.

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