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Ferris Wheel

 

My brother took us to Dorney Park. David, Andrew, and Bryant went along – three cousins. At the end of the day when it was too cool to be on the water rides, we tackled the roller coasters. It’s slide film, not digital, so motion blur, low ISO, slow shutter speed, etc are all in play. But you get the idea. And the motion is a good thing. Yes I know that this is not a roller coaster. But there was more color and less motion.


Enterprise

Great Adventure.  There is an amusement park coupled with an animal park in New Jersey. One hot humid summer day, we drove to the park with a couple of friends. A little wine was consumed en route. I drove and didn’t drink. The first ride as we entered the parkwas the Enterprise. My wife ever the good sport climbed into the ride with our friend Christine. Christine is the one with sunglasses. Well, no one told us what this ride was about. I knew better than to get on – motion sickness. It starts horizontally and spins. Once your red corpuscles are centrifugally plastered to the floor, the ride goes vertical. Yeah, it’s a very dizzy ride. Well getting off the ride, you would never know that my wife was ill. She just smiled wanly and told us to move on while she rested on the nearest bench. Her story continues. The park does not allow patrons to rest prone on the benches. It’s bad for business. So moments after my wife went horizontal on the bench, the park ambulance crew found her and carted her off to the aid station where relief from the humid hot weather awaited on a cot with crisp cool white sheets. Hours later we retrieved her to ride the kid’s wild west roller coaster. It was tame enough and she was eternally grateful for the respite from any more centrifugally challenging rides. The lesson learned: don’t drink wine and ride the Enterprise. Above all, never ever ride the Enterprise.