My "thought for the day" calendar told me yesterday that I should spend time making memories. That was a perfect idea, because I knew Son Brian and DIL Nicole were coming into town for a couple of days. It was time for an adventure!
Last night we went to see the baseball Cardinals play against the Chicago White Sox in interleague play. It was a great night to be outside, and there was a nice friendly rivalry between the two sets of fans. Our team won 5 to 3.
After a good night's sleep, we were ready for more exploits. Last fall we bought a Family Pack of season passes to Six Flags. Today we used those passes for the first time. We got there right after the gates opened. The park wasn't busy at all; the longest we had to wait in line for a ride was five minutes. We were there for four hours, and in that time rode every ride on our list (some more than once). Although I enjoyed all of them, the most unique was the retooling of the Mr. Freeze roller coaster.
Up until this year, the ride was a launched roller coaster with a 190-foot tunnel, a 180 degree inversion, a turn, and a 200-foot vertical climb. At the top of the climb the train stopped, then ran the entire course in reverse. All this with the seats suspended from the top and your feet dangling in the air. Now it does the same thing, except the direction is reversed and you start by going backwards. At some points you're staring face forward to the ground!
Because of all the extreme twists and turns I took my glasses off before the ride started, so everything was blurry, but if I could have seen clearly it probably would have looked something like this: