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30 August 2007 - 3:12pm
A queue for Drew?
A queue for who?
(Note: that last word really should be "whom," but it doesn't rhyme. Poetic license.)
A shuttle queue.
For campers who ...
... (ugh!) whose day is through.
Back to Lake Rudolph, whether RV, cabin or tent.
They'll line up here, all their energy spent.
One last queue after riding all day.
Then hop on the shuttle and drive away.
29 August 2007 - 12:54pm
Although my career choice doesn't make it obvious, I really like math.
My math SAT score was 80 points higher than my English.
Tom and his bride are even in the process of moving into a house on Euclid Street.
Lena was hilarious when the option came up. "Euclid Street?! No way! I'm not living on Math Street!"
But once she saw it, she changed her mind. Blue and yellow dream kitchens will do that.
And last night our youngest took me to his school's Open House. As we chatted with James's second grade teacher, she told me that when she reviewed with the class how subtraction works ("the big number always comes first, minus the smaller number,") James's hand shot up.
James like negative numbers. Has since Kindergarten. Might have something to do with negative gravity...
So when Will routes us a sheet full of numbers, my heart skips a beat.
Not that he's asking me to personally perform any fancy trig functions, but I'm ready.
Today's report is seven pages long. It's entitled "Walk-in Attendance by DMA."
I won't bore you with the info about our major markets.
It's the smaller markets (with the smaller numbers) that are entertaining.
For example, in the Salt Lake City market, we've floated up 284.44% this season.
And Omaha, Nebraska, residents have found mutual benefit in flocking here this season, up 304.11%.
But not all the totals rival High School Musical's ratings; Albuquerque is down 49.28%.
Same with Oklahoma City. I guess it's okay, but visitation from that DMA has dropped 58.22%
But I'll ask ya, don't we all get a chill to realize that we're up in Juneau 292.31%?
28 August 2007 - 4:04pm
Well...it's not quite that bad.
But the question is coming up fairly frequently.
And the answer is ... this year's Golden Ticket Awards will be announced next week.
We hosted the even last year and it was a blast. This year it's at Dollywood.
Next Wednesday afternoon, we'll all know.
24 August 2007 - 9:36am
Following an interview with a news reporter, you never know how many of your stellar quotes will actually be included in the article.
It can be a little nerve-wracking.
When the Washington Post asked to speak over the phone with one of our "track walkers," Sean agreed to explain what he does early each morning to get our wooden coasters ready for action.
Sean started out here as a seasonal ride operator and has been on staff full-time for four years.
The Post opted to visit with some track walkers who are located far closer to the D.C. area than we are, but they did use a single quote from Sean.
This photo is from last spring, before the tracking was finished on this particular portion of The Voyage.
It does sort of leave you speechless, doesn't it?
23 August 2007 - 1:29pm
Udderly Blue's "blue ice cream" is a tradition for many families. Each evening we see countless smiling little Smurfs heading home out the front gate.
Happily, the memories of their visit last much longer than the blue around their mouths.
...let's link on over to join The Hungry Hoosier for a chat about the State of the Food at Holiday World.
Scott blogs about food around Indiana.