Pretty Steep

This Labor Day weekend was just chock full.

Saturday was the long awaited Busch Gardens trip, which was fantastic. Rode the big four attractions: Alpengeist, Apollo’s Chariot, Big Bad Wolf, and the Loch Ness Monster. I love a good thrill ride. Apollo’s Chariot is pretty impressive. It’s the first of the “hypercoaster” class thrill rides that I’ve been on. For the record, it has a 210 foot drop at 73 miles per hour. Also for the record, it’s fun to ask people questions right before that first 210 foot drop.

When you get to the top of the hill, there’s a moment during which the clanking has stopped. During that half second, the front car hangs over the crest of the drop. This is that half second.

PraxisLoki: So. . . Where’re you from?

A hypercoaster, by definition, is any non inverting thrill ride that’s over 200 feet.

Sunday was the Chimner / Glazer wedding, which was planned in under two months. I got the invitation about two weeks before the actual event. The wedding was great. The rabbi that presided over the wedding was humorous, and did his best to make the ceremony accessible to everyone by explaining the rituals during the wedding. The reception was more like a college reunion, except I knew everyone there and it was only people I liked.