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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2017 Meet ups..
« on: May 19, 2017, 10:09:46 AM »
Well, it seems our May trip is going to come off this weekend.  I suspect we'll get a little wet, but we'll beat the Memorial Weekend crowds.  Bonus:  it will be the whole family.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2017 Meet ups..
« on: April 24, 2017, 12:51:02 PM »
Here's hoping you will get plenty of other chances to go this year my friend!

Thanks, my friend!  Maybe in May . . .

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2017 Meet ups..
« on: April 22, 2017, 07:17:38 AM »
Looks like the wife and I and maybe one son will be there 4/22 for the first time this year.  Looking forward to it!

Well, it will be just my wife and son today:  work kept me home.  I hope they get some dry time.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2017 Meet ups..
« on: April 17, 2017, 02:28:49 PM »
Looks like the wife and I and maybe one son will be there 4/22 for the first time this year.  Looking forward to it!

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Do you prefer the new LED lights?
« on: February 10, 2017, 04:11:01 PM »
*sigh*  I guess I have to be contrary. . . .

I loathe LED lights for Christmas.  They are cold and garish.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2016 Meet Ups
« on: October 14, 2016, 04:30:11 PM »
It looks like the wife and I and the younger son will be in the city tomorrow, 10/15.  Anybody else going to be there?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Saloon Show
« on: July 10, 2016, 10:03:49 PM »
Not interested in a new show for the train.  It is the very consistency that appeals to me.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2016 Meet Ups
« on: May 18, 2016, 12:46:12 PM »
Looks like our clan will be there 5/28.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2016 Trip Reviews
« on: April 21, 2016, 10:16:11 PM »
Paige is still in town and doing well,,  she did indeed lose her sight, but is hopeful it will return, I see her from time to time at a show.  One of our local buddies sometimes picks her up and brings to the show to join in..

What on earth happened?  We had no idea she was ill!  We rarely get to shows, but I know you saw her often.  When you see her again, tell her that Steve and Lori Allen say Hi and pray for her.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2016 Trip Reviews
« on: March 28, 2016, 10:47:48 PM »
I didn't experience most of these problems on Opening Day--we didn't get down to the bottom of the hill by the LumberCamp, for example--but that day may have been too early for the crowd.

Still, the feeling was very positive that day, for which I am grateful.

One complaint I really don't have much of is waiting in line.  Other than the train and FM (and an occasional romp on LR), you'd have to hold me at gunpoint to do any of the rides.  I can't stand coasters or any of their "thrill" ilk, so those lines never bother me.  I suppose if the rides were the reason I go to the city, I would be similarly unhappy, so I don't dismiss the problem, but I am glad that I can say I am not bothered by it personally.

The only reason I would regret the loss of every "thrill" ride in the city is that it couldn't be made to pay these days.  Otherwise, take me back to pre-'72.  A real thrill ride for me would be a time machine, I guess.


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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Pop up parties
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:26:21 PM »
We were over by the flagpole, and none of the shirts came our way.   :'(

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2016 Trip Reviews
« on: March 16, 2016, 07:10:27 AM »
My computer has been in the hospital until last night, so this is my first chance to reply. 

We had a great time Opening Day--arrived about 9 and left a little after 4.  The 12th is our Anniversary, so we got the buttons, the taffy, the brittle, the minicones, and the kettle corn.  All the citizens we met made a point of congratulating us. 

Because of the dreary weather, the Pickers were inside, so we couldn't get into their early show; we got into the second one early, however.  They are in fine fettle--finishing up a new album--and there was not a dry eye in the house when Walt sang "Arlington."

I like the colors on the bunting and banners around the city.  Engine #76 was pulling the train after a long period of rejuvenation, and doing a great job.  Best whistle on the Silver Dollar Line.  It was fun to see the comedy/magic act, and my wife got pulled up on stage to be a helper for part of it.

The crowds were never really an inconvenience, and the only place we wanted to go but wasn't open was the Apple Store.  We had a wonderful time, didn't spend too much money (a necessity for us right now), and got the new season off to a great start.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Looking forward to 2016
« on: March 10, 2016, 06:56:27 AM »
Rain or no, we're planning to go this Saturday; it is our anniversary, so it's doubly special.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: New entrance policy
« on: December 22, 2015, 11:06:04 AM »
Safety Theater is never a good thing.  Every time some measure such as this is instituted, the Orcs win.

The checks on the 19th were laughable--delaying enerything while ensuring not an ounce of additional safety.

This trend is bad, and I hope it goes away, and quickly, too.  If it continues at SDC, I will have to rethink the season passes.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Attendance 2015
« on: December 22, 2015, 11:00:32 AM »
We headed out of the City about 5:30 on Saturday (12/19), and the line of cars waiting to get in stretched almost back to the 465 interchange, about the same length it had been around 11;30 when we arrived that morning.

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